SAN JUAN, PR -- There’s a quaint little shop that will make you feel as though you have just stepped into your grandmother’s kitchen. Wicker chairs and benches, embroidered dish towels and pot holders, and hand-painted teacups.
Then, the sweet yet piquant aroma of blended herbs and spices, chutneys, jams and hot sauces, laced with soft tropical music playing in the background, transport you from your grandmother’s kitchen straight into paradise.
Hold on. We are in paradise.
Spicy Caribbee, at 154 Cristo Street in Old San Juan, was established 22 years ago by Nereida Williams. A former elementary school English teacher, Nereida received much of her inspiration from her mother, a hard-working woman who put her culinary talents to work, in order to satisfy the palates of her nine children.
“I have always loved the kitchen,” Nereida says. “And, my mom is a terrific cook. We’re not just talking rice and beans here. She is really creative... Read More