Mama Pura (Mi grandmother, may her soul rest in peace) was in many ways my mother and we all loved her as you can only love a mother. We had the blessing of having her along “Mami”. She gave us all she could give and that was a lot. He infinite love, her delicious laughs, her raging threats, her advice, her love and care, her touch and a river of anecdotes and popular wisdom.
Mama Pura is my main inspiration in the kitchen as she loved the same kind of food and cooking style I do. “To cook delicious simple food” seemed to be her moto. I feel responsible for continuing the family culinary tradition, as she passed many tasty family secrets and entrusted me with that wealth.
Mama passed last year (2010) and I had the privilege of being by her side when she did.
Whenever I cook something really delicious I can’t help it but thinking in Mama. She loved food so much. I love you Mama Pura.