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How Chef José Duarte Defines 'Sustainable'

Thursday, September 13, 2012
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In the food world, there is perhaps no bigger buzz word these days than “sustainability.” And while it might be something that a lot of people are talking about, few are taking the kind of serious action action that local Chef José Duarte is.

At his North End restaurant, Taranta, he has reduced garbage production to 1% by composting, recycling, and buying local. And that is just the start. His own stringent definition of “sustainability” also includes economic goals, social considerations, and a commitment to empowering his customers by using technology to better connect them with their food.
 
Hear Chef Duarte talk with Callie Crossley on Boston Public Radio. They discuss Peruvian flavoring, the trials and rewards of restaurant ownership and why sustainability means so much to him.

José Duarte's Favorite Kitchen Tool

Thursday, September 13, 2012
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Chef José Duarte talks about the kitchen tool he can't live without.

José Duarte's Favorite Ingredient

Thursday, September 13, 2012
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Chef José Duarte says he appreciates the variety of tomatoes each summer.

Taranta's Guavannolis

Monday, September 10, 2012
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This dessert puts a Peruvian spin on the traditional Italian cannoli.

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Taranta's Maine Lobster Causa

Sunday, September 9, 2012
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Causa de langosta is a traditional Peruvian potato dish. Created during the War of the Pacific, during which Peru and Bolivia fought against Chile, the dish came to symbolize the efforts of the women to gather food for the causa (cause) of the soldiers. It is a flagship recipe right now for Peruvian gastronomy, and is generally served chilled as a great summer dish. It can also be made with crab, smoked trout, or other fish.

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Taranta's Paiche Amazon with Tacu Tacu

Sunday, September 9, 2012
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This dish combines paiche, South America’s largest freshwater fish, with an Italian-influenced tacu tacu, the traditional Peruvian mixture of rice and beans.

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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


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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
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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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