Neighborhood Kitchens

Bristol Lounge's "Bristol Burger" with Pico de Gallo

Wednesday, July 25, 2012
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The juicy tomatoes, crisp onions, and fresh lime juice in this salsa can add color and kick to any meal.

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Detour to East Boston with Margarita and Chef Gamez

Saturday, July 21, 2012
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July 21, 2012

Bristol Lounge chef José Gamez shows Margarita around his neighborhood: East Boston.

Down a Garden Path

Friday, July 20, 2012
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July 20, 2012

Explore the heart of Boston with Margarita.

Bristol Lounge's Golden Tomato Gazpacho and Avocado Fries

Friday, July 20, 2012
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There’s no better way to liven up your day than with a chilled bowl of refreshing gazpacho. The vibrant yellow color of this golden tomato gazpacho will have you hooked before you even take the first bite! And crispy avocado fries are the perfect complement.

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Muqueca's Moqueca Capixaba

Friday, July 20, 2012
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Moqueca is a traditional type of seafood stew originally from the state of Espirito Santo, on the southeast coast of Brazil. It was traditionally cooked in a clay pot. Moqueca can be made with a firm white fish, or a combination of fish, seafood, and shellfish, such as lobster, crabmeat, shrimp, mussels, or calamari. Typically, it is served with white rice and pirão, a kind of fish sauce made with yucca flour.

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Meet Bristol Lounge Chef José Gamez

By Margarita Martinez   |   Thursday, July 19, 2012
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July 20, 2012

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Chef José Gamez (Patricia Alvarado/WGBH)

Growing up, José Gamez always wanted to be an astronaut. But this dream changed during a part-time job at Mother Anna’s restaurant in Boston’s North End in high school, where he discovered an all new passion: food. The Chef at Mother Anna’s spotted something extraordinary in Gamez from the start. "I was filled with excitement. He saw my strong work ethic and eagerness to learn and took a chance on me," Gamez said. The chef asked Gamez to be his apprentice and, as they say, "the rest is history."

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About Neighborhood Kitchens

Building on a 35-year history of producing Latino and multicultural programming, WGBH’s award winning La Plaza team has a new offering — Neighborhood Kitchens, a series about the exploration of culture through food. Every week the show offers a unique window into immigrant communities in New England.

Saturdays at 4pm on WGBH 2
Fridays at 7:30pm on WGBH 44

About the Author
Margarita Martinez Margarita Martinez
Margarita Martinez grew up in the Bronx, NY and Ossining, NY with a Puerto Rican father and a Franco-American mother. She now calls New England home. Margarita has always had an insatiable appetite for travel and food. She made her first empanada as a teenager visiting Argentina, satisfied her sweet tooth with poffertjes and stroopwafels while studying in Holland, engorged herself on Thai street food for a month in Bangkok, and continues to search for authentic international cuisines in the Northeast. Margarita loves to discover new ingredients, flavors, and cooking approaches that she can bring to her own home kitchen.

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In each episode, host Margarita Martínez visits a different ethnic restaurant and learns three delicious recipes from the chef. She also explores the restaurant’s neighborhood, discovering hidden gems along the way. Join her as she learns about new ingredients, new cultures, and new neighborhoods. ¡Hasta pronto!

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Margarita's Neighborhood Visits

»Boston: Bristol Lounge
»Boston's South End: Orinoco, Teranga and Oishii
»Boston's Back Bay: Casa Romero
»Boston's North End: Taranta
»Roxbury: Merengue
»Boston's Beacon Hill: Scampo
»All Around Boston: Mei Mei Street Kitchens
»Cambridge: Muqueca, Oleana, and Sandrine's
Somerville: Dosa Temple
»Lawrence: Cafe Azteca
»Lowell: Simply Khmer

»Fresh from the Fish Market
»Jamaica Plain: Tres Gatos
»Dorchester: Pho Le and Cafe Polonia
»Medford: Bistro 5
»Portland, ME: Emilitsa
»Newport, RI: Tallulah on Thames
»Pawtucket, RI: Rasoi


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