Benicio del Toro, Puerto Rican actor, was the guest speaker at the CODECU forum. A few hours passed, three to be exact and it finally came to an end.
Almost everyone (including me) gathered around him. I knew a photo wasn’t going to be enough, I needed my exclusive, so I asked him, “What’s your favorite food?”
He looked at me, smiled and said without hesitation “Chuletas fritas, tostones y arroz” . This translates to fried pork chops, fried green plantains and rice; a staple -once a week- dish in a lot of Puerto Rican households.
Benicio also told me that when he is away and in need of a Puerto Rican food fix, the staff at “La tasa de oro” in New York, know exactly what to serve him.