A taste of Panama: Esencias, DC-based catering company

Charleston, South Carolina, Nov. 08, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Born in Panama City, Panama, Yadira Stamp realized her passion for the culinary arts at a young age while helping her mother with her restaurant business. She then completed her culinary degree at the Art Institute of Washington, DC, then returned to Panama to complete a three-month internship on Panamanian gastronomy. From there, his passion for Panamanian cuisine took off. In 2012, she opened Esencias Panameñas, a Panamanian restaurant business in Washington, D.C., and in 2014 expanded into a restaurant, serving authentic Panamanian and Caribbean food and drink that quickly attracted a loyal following as well. than the best of DC. Best Latin American Restaurant Award for three consecutive years. However, in 2018 she was forced to close the restaurant due to gentrification. But his catering business is still going strong ten years later. And what better way to celebrate her company’s anniversary than with a cookbook showcasing the authentic flavors of Panamanian cuisine with a Latin American and Caribbean fusion.

A compilation of Esencias Panameñas’ most requested dishes and drinks from a decade of cherished recipes, panama on a plate, readers will prepare authentic and traditional Panamanian dishes and desserts that will delight and impress even the most discerning palates. Including variations for vegetarians, vegans and gluten-free and focusing solely on Panamanian cuisine, Yadira’s recipes range from classics to unexpected culinary adventures. A delightful addition to any home kitchen library, panama on a plate invites readers to discover the extraordinary taste of Panamanian cuisine.

panama on a plate is available for purchase online at Amazon.com. For more information about Yadira Stamp, please visit their website and social media platforms:

Website: www.esenciaspanamenas.com

Facebook: facebook.com/EsenciasPanamenas

Instagram: Instagram.com/EsenciasPanamenas

Twitter: @chefyadira

YouTube: Esencias Panamanas

About the Author:

Yadira Stamp is an Afro-Latina chef, former restaurateur and caterer specializing in authentic Panamanian cuisine. In 2012, she founded Esencias Panameñas in Washington, DC, one of the few Panamanian restaurant companies in the United States. She volunteers her free time cooking dinner at local food banks, DC Central Kitchen and N Street Village, a women’s community, and mentoring aspiring Hispanic entrepreneurs with the DC Latino Education Development Center. She is a member of the World Central Kitchen organization. She lives in Washington, DC.


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