Pork with Mashed Pumpkin

Puerco con Calabaza

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Zarela's Veracruz: Mexico's Simplest Cuisine

By Zarela Martínez

Published 2001

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Pumpkin-meat combinations are a hallmark of the Afro-Caribbean heritage in Veracruz. This tradition is still being superbly upheld by Santiago Careaga and his wife, Elena Gutiérrez, at Santiago’s Club in Tamiahua, where I tasted this dish with its unexpected North African accents of cumin and coriander seeds. Not surprisingly, their daughter, Dora Elena Careaga Gutiérrez, is a noted expert on African culinary contributions in Veracruz and co-author (with Raquel Torres) of an excellent recip