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La Ventanita

Mar 12, 2019

Mr. Worldwide isn’t a chef. But Armando Christian Perez — known to the world as Pitbull — is a first time owner of a new South Beach restaurant.

James Beard award winner, Carlos Frías, the Miami Herald food editor, talked to him about how growing up in Miami shaped him. He blew our minds when he hacked a...


Mar 7, 2019

On this bonus episode of La Ventanita, we caught up with six great chefs as they came to Miami for the South Beach Wine & Food Festival, the largest food festival in the world.

James Beard award winner, Carlos Frías, the Miami Herald food editor, asked the chefs to play "Kiss, Marry, Kill" with Cuban coffee, pastelitos...


Jan 28, 2019

Chef José Andrés, who was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria, sees the United States and all it represents in every bite of a pastelito or croqueta.

James Beard award winner Carlos Frías, the Miami Herald food editor, discusses social issues with Andrés over Cuban...


Jan 28, 2019

Miami born chef Michelle Bernstein, winner of the James Beard award, discusses life as a woman chef years before the Me Too movement over Cuban coffee, pastelitos and croquetas.

James Beard award winner Carlos Frías, the Miami Herald food editor, talks with Bernstein about how a 90-pound former ballerina went on to...


Jan 28, 2019

French chef Daniel Boulud, owner of more than 15 restaurants, discusses his recent fascination with Cuban food over Cuban coffee, pastelitos and croquetas.

James Beard award winner Carlos Frías, the Miami Herald food editor, discusses the upbringing that shaped Boulud and how his own's son is mirroring his childhood on...