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Oral Histories

The SFA oral history program documents life stories from the American South. Collecting these stories, we honor the people whose labor defines the region.

ORAL HISTORY

Venecia Gonzales


El Recoqueo DR (Westbank Pulga)

Originally from the Dominican Republic, Venecia Gonzale’s cooking expertise builds on her lifelong passion for food and her work cooking in kitchens in Puerto Rico, New York, and New Orleans. In 2017, Gonzales opened her booth, El Recoqueo DR, which features Caribbean dishes and specialty, homemade drinks.

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Originaria de la República Dominicana, la experiencia culinaria de Venecia Gonzales se basa en su pasión por la comida y su trabajo cocinando en Puerto Rico, Nueva York y Nueva Orleans. En 2017, Gonzales abrió su puesto, El Recoqueo DR, que ofrece platos caribeños y bebidas caseras especiales.

Date of interview:
2017-06-12

Interviewer:
Sarah Fouts & Fernando Lopez

Photographer:
Fernando Lopez

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