Today Zarela and Aarón welcome one of Aarón's early mentors, Jorge Adriazola, to tackle the many uses of plantains. They share recipes of the various ways in which plantains are prepared throughout the Caribbean, Latin America and South America. Jorge walks through how to prepare Tostones (pro tip from Aarón: the same technique works for homemade french fries as well) and Zarela and Jorge sing the praises of home-rendered lard. Plus, the three of them pay homage  to several luminaries of Latin American cooking who paved the way for chefs like Jorge and Aarón. 

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