Margarita in the kitchen with Teranga chef and owner, Marie-Claude Mendy. (Patricia Alvarado/WGBH)
Some may call opening a restaurant like Teranga risky, but to chef and owner Marie-Claude Mendy it was a very calculated dream that came true. A lesson in dedication, Marie-Claude opened Teranga after taking seven years to develop her business plan and to find the ideal location for her restaurant: Boston's South End. Financial analyst by day and a chef and restaurateur by night or weekend, Marie-Claude opened Teranga in 2009, the first and only Senegalese restaurant in Boston. Read More
Sopes are a traditional Mexican food based around a corn tortilla, but differ according to each region. Read More
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
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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!