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Luciana Uchi Davidzon

Luciana Uchi Davidzon
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Chef Luciana “Uchi” Davidzon was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Coming from a medical family, she picked a different route, studying business administration at the University of Buenos Aires, and working for companies such as HSBC, KPMG, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, and Dannon, but after she moved to New York City eight years ago with her husband, she again decided it was time for a different path. With a passion for food fueling her decision, she founded Lola Mora, a boutique catering company and and enrolled in Pastry School at FCI NYC where she was awarded the “Les Dame D´Escoffier NYC 2010”.

One of the 70 Top Blogueras Latinas invited to the White House, today, most of Uchi’s time is spent in the kitchen testing new flavors, styling photographs and writing. A dessert writer and editor at About.com, a digital property of The New York Times Company, she also publishes the Latin Food Lovers blog, which was awarded the best food blog by Blogs By Latinas Awards 2011, and writes a column for The Huffington Post.

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Whole Wheat Mini Caprese Baskets (Canastitas de Caprese Integrales)
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The temperatures are starting to dip, the lights are starting to twinkle, and everyone is feeling the holiday cheer. While it’s still a bit too early to deck the table in my favorite red, green, and white, it’s never too early to celebrate with food.This week, my holiday color palette inspired me to make a festive dish, Argentine whole...
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Grandma Pepita’s Carrots (Zanahoritas de la Abuela Pepita)
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In Argentina, like many other Latin American countries, it is custom for families to gather on weekends to share a meal with the excuse of enjoying time together.  Though I now live in the United States, whenever I am visiting Buenos Aires, Grandma Pepita always invites us into her home and she prepares her best dishes: gnocchi, pickled...
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Grandma Pepita’s Carrots (Zanahoritas de la Abuela Pepita) Recipe
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Pickled carrots are a quick and easy starter or side dish that can be kept seasonally because of the acid base used to anchor the dish.
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Pesto Polenta (Polenta de Pesto) Recipe
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Classic polenta dishes abound in Argentina because of the Italian influence on the foods of the country.  This polenta, originally made with mozzarella, gets a facelift with the addition of pesto and Parmesan cheese. Made from corn flour, polenta is an excellent gluten-free starch, making this dish a favorite for eaters of all kinds.
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Polenta with Pesto (Polenta con Pesto)
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Polenta is used in many different ways throughout Argentina, as it is a country populated by Italian immigrants that brought over many of their recipes and traditions when they settled up and down the coast of this massive South America land. Well known in Italy, polenta dishes like this one have become popular in Argentina, and reach as far...
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Quinoa Veggie Burger
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Looking for a healthy every day dish to add to your repertoire? These burgers are it. My priority is that my family eats as healthy as possible during the week and though that’s sometimes difficult, especially with small children, I try to include new and flavorful veggie dishes to set the example. Ideally, children should be able to eat all...
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Quinoa Veggie Burgers
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The burger gets a healthy makeover with a superfood: quinoa. Sauteed with a wintry mix of squash, carrots, leeks, garlic, and red onion then topped with a dash of chili powder and smattering of diced jalapeño, this is one veggie burger with a spicy kick. Top it off with a dollop of cool avocado mayo.
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Tri-Color Butternut Squash Casserole (Pastel)
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This tricolor casserole is creamy and soft, ideal for those cold days when we're craving a warm and soul-satisfying dish. Though not necessarily light, this dish is definitely healthy, with ingredients including butternut squash, a touch of mozzarella cheese, and rich, green vegetables like spinach or chard.This casserole can also be...
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Tri-Color Butternut Squash Casserole (Pastel)
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This creamy and soft casserole is a warm, nutritious dish ideal for a cold days' meal, or served as an appetizer or side dish with salt and pepper to taste. Chef Luciana Uchi Davidzon shares the Argentinian version of this healthy, hearty recipe, bound to be a crowd pleaser based not only taste, but also color!
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Squash Schnitzel (Milansesas de Calabaza)
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During the fall season, squash is always a star vegetable. Both in stores and on the streets, we see all kinds of pumpkin and squash-based decorations and dishes. However, the different types of squashes can be classified into two major groups: summer and winter. The difference between these two groups is the harvesting time. Summer...
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