Honduran Sugarcane Cocktail by Chef Jesus Bonilla

This cocktail was created by Chef Jesus Bonilla.       His imagination never ceases to amaze me.  

Cana de azucar marinadas en caipirinha Hondurena (aguardiente, limon y soda) y hielo frappe.

En Ingles:  Marinated sugarcane Honduran caipirinha (aguardiente, lime and soda) and crushed ice.  Aguardiente is a clear alcoholic drink that looks like vodka, but tastes so much better. It is made in Colombia, and means “sizzling or fire water”

Chef Bonilla says “I made it for Honduras Vanguardia event… was a total success. I took my costumer back to their childhood with this.”

written by MCCN Editor, Crystal Johnson

En La Cocina Para Mi Amor (In the Kitchen for My Love)

MCCN’s long awaited Show En La Cocina Para Mi Amor puts you in the kitchen with Honduran Chef Jay Bonilla cooking for your loved one.  In webisode one, Jay helps a Lupe, a wife with a fear of cooking for her semi-chef husband who loves to plate dishes.  Her husband Daniel admits, “I’d be happy with a grilled cheese sandwich if she made it because I love her.”  Aw, we could not resist such a story plus it is a multi-cultural marriage of Mexican-American and Lebanese American.  Watch Chef Jay help Lupe. (Video en Español )

Coffee Shop Chronicles

House of Brews is the first stop in the Coffee Shop Chronicles located in San Fernando, CA.  Non professional  video of a day in the life of hanging out in a coffee shop is taken.  In this video hot chocolate is served in the eclectic shop filled with cultural art work and items for sale.  Our intro is brought to you in Spanish by Erika L Holmes, Chef Jesus Bonilla and Carla Crudup.  San Fernando is heavily populated by Mexican Americans.  The traffic at House of Brews is diverses as their is courthouse nearby. 

Located in the historic city of San  Fernando

As you enter the City of San Fernando along picturesque, palm-lined Brand Boulevard, you discover a community rich in California history dating back almost two centuries. Named in honor of a Spanish Saint/King, San Fernando was selected for settlement long before the rest of Los Angeles. The City grew out of the ranching activities surrounding Mission de San Fernando Rey, whose graceful porticoes still stand today. By the early 1800’s the settlement had blossomed into a small trading center where farm crop, olives, wine, and thousands of livestock raised by the resident Indians were bought and sold.

San Fernando enjoyed a brief gold rush in the 1840s when nuggets were discovered in a nearby canyon. In 1874 , San Fernando became the valley’s first organized community, thus earning the title “First City of the Valley”. With the arrival of the railroad two years later, town lots soared from $10 apiece to $150.  (City of San Fernando Website)