Hello friends and fellow foodies!
Today I wanted to briefly explain what is probably more than evident by now. As many of you know, this is the English edition of my original Dominican food recipe website elfogoncito.net. As such, in the beginning the name was “el fogoncito in English” which was maybe a bit confusing because “el fogoncito” is not English. As of yesterday the English edition has its own name, domain and image. We’re now “Dominican Heat” (.com)
When I started elfogoncito.net almost 2 years ago, I never dreamed of it becoming what it did. It is now one of the region’s most active Spanish food blogs, getting tens of thousands of visits every month. It grew up so much that eventually I found myself having to open an “English edition” to help all of my English speaking friends understand what they could only see in the pictures. But just as it did the first time with the Spanish edition, the English one grew to the point that it became its own thing. It’s funny that while 98% of what’s been published here, is also in the Spanish edition, it never is exactly the same.
It took us some time to acknowledge that this edition was a site of its own, but we did. As of yesterday “el fogoncito in English” is now “DominicanHeat.com”
It is actually quite appropriate as a “fogón” is a very hot and rustic fire used for traditional cooking, (generally set up with rocks on top of which you cook), Dominican people are very warm and our weather is as hot as they come! Nothing as warm as sharing a plate of food at a Dominican party! And yes… we always have a reason to celebrate!
We’re very happy and grateful to you and hope you stay with us and continue to help us grow. As long as the “Big Chef” allows, we’ll be here sharing the good stuff!
A warm hug from the hot Caribbean! We have a big storm coming our way but hey, that’s an excellent excuse for a “Sancocho”! you don’t know what Sancocho is?! You will tomorrow!!
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