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October 14, 2022

Vitalia Active Adult Community – Montrose Culinary Honors Hispanic Heritage Month

Category: Senior Living

Author: Christine L. Archey, Culinary Director

In 1968, President Lyndon Johnson signed into law a week-long celebration of the contributions and influences Hispanic Americans have made on the culture and history of the United States. This observance was expanded from a week to a month by President Ronald Reagan in 1988, to begin on September 15th, which recognizes the start of the Mexican War for Independence. All US presidents since 1988 have given a Presidential Proclamation to mark this historic date.

Today, there are roughly 63 million Hispanics living in the United States, that make up 19% of the population. They come from diverse countries and bring with them unique and different cultures and cuisines.

At Vitalia Active Adult Community – Montrose, we will be recognizing those culinary contributions and celebrating the food of Puerto Rico by serving pork per nil, mofongo, and pollo guisado. I chose this Hispanic territory because one of our wonderful servers is Puerto Rican!

In the past, I have had very little experience cooking with scazon or sofrito. They are two ingredients that are worth adding to my pantry, both will contribute shockingly great flavor to savory dishes.

We hope you enjoy our interpretation of these dishes and learn a little more about Puerto Rico in the process!

VITALIA® Montrose in Copley, OH offers independent senior apartments, assisted living, and memory care with a variety of services and a range of floor plan options. Amenities include restaurant dining, 24-hour bistro, concierge service, housekeeping, events and entertainment, personal care, transportation services, and more. Centrally located near Cleveland Clinic with convenient access to major shopping centers and attractions, including Mud Run Golf Course and Driving Range, Summit Mall, Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Summit County Metro Park, Stan Hywet, and Hale Farm.

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