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Nothing brings people together like "La Ventanita," the walk-up windows where Miami meets to drink Cuban coffee and swap stories. James Beard award winner Carlos Frías, the Miami Herald's food editor, interviews some of the world's best chefs to get a window into their lives, while tasting strong Cuban coffee and delicious traditional Cuban snacks.

Nothing brings people together like "La Ventanita," the walk-up windows where Miami meets to drink Cuban coffee and swap stories. James Beard award winner Carlos Frías, the Miami Herald's food editor, interviews some of the world's best chefs to get a window into their lives, while tasting strong Cuban coffee and delicious traditional Cuban snacks.
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Nothing brings people together like "La Ventanita," the walk-up windows where Miami meets to drink Cuban coffee and swap stories. James Beard award winner Carlos Frías, the Miami Herald's food editor, interviews some of the world's best chefs to get a window into their lives, while tasting strong Cuban coffee and delicious traditional Cuban snacks.

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English

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Episodes

Pitbull: Mr. Worldwide wants the world to fall in love with his culture, music and food

3/12/2019
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Mr. Worldwide isn’t a chef. But Armando Christian Perez — known to the world as Pitbull — is a first time owner of a new South Beach restaurant. James Beard award winner, Carlos Frías, the Miami Herald food editor, talked to him about how growing up in Miami shaped him. He blew our minds when he hacked a pastelito. And he revealed the true meaning behind his catch phrase, "Dale!" Watch this video interview and read his story at MiamiHerald.com/ventanita.

Duration:00:17:54

Kiss, Marry, Kill with Ted Allen, Scott Conant, Robert Irvine, Nina Compton, Jeremy Ford, Michael Beltran

3/7/2019
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On this bonus episode of La Ventanita, we caught up with six great chefs as they came to Miami for the South Beach Wine & Food Festival, the largest food festival in the world. James Beard award winner, Carlos Frías, the Miami Herald food editor, asked the chefs to play "Kiss, Marry, Kill" with Cuban coffee, pastelitos and croquetas. It was gut wrenching. Watch video interviews with other great chefs at MiamiHerald.com/ventanita. To watch videos of these chefs, check out...

Duration:01:06:29

Norman Van Aken: A carney and field hand hitchhiked to chef stardom in Key West

1/28/2019
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Key West was a huge influence on chef Norman Van Aken, who became one of the great innovators in American cuisine. James Beard award winner Carlos Frías, the Miami Herald food editor, discusses how Van Aken hitchhiked from the Midwest, working odd job alongside immigrant day laborers, over Cuban coffee, pastelitos and croquetas on this episode of La Ventanita. See video interviews and read more about this chef at our website, MiamiHerald.com/ventanita.

Duration:00:39:35

Marcus Samuelsson: An adoptive family and connection to Ethiopia shaped his career

1/28/2019
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Chef Marcus Samuelsson, who was adopted from Ethiopia by a Swedish family at age 3, discusses rising to TV chef stardom over Cuban coffee, pastelitos and croquetas. James Beard award winner Carlos Frías, the Miami Herald food editor, interviews Samuelsson about the distinctive upbringing that shaped him on this episode of La Ventanita. See video interviews and read more about this chef at our website, MiamiHerald.com/ventanita.

Duration:00:32:12

Thomas Keller: How growing up with a single mom, four brothers influenced his career

1/28/2019
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Chef Thomas Keller discussed how being the youngest of five brothers with a single mom influenced his life and helped him become one of America’s great chefs. James Beard award winner Carlos Frías, the Miami Herald food editor, discusses Keller's upbringing and his little known movie career over Cuban coffee, pastelitos and croquetas on this episode of La Ventanita. See video interviews and read more about this chef at our website, MiamiHerald.com/ventanita.

Duration:00:43:46

Daniel Boulud: How a dropout at 14 became one of the great French chefs

1/28/2019
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French chef Daniel Boulud, owner of more than 15 restaurants, discusses his recent fascination with Cuban food over Cuban coffee, pastelitos and croquetas. James Beard award winner Carlos Frías, the Miami Herald food editor, discusses the upbringing that shaped Boulud and how his own's son is mirroring his childhood on this episode of La Ventanita. See video interviews and read more about this chef at our website, MiamiHerald.com/ventanita.

Duration:00:33:05

Michelle Bernstein: ‘Girls like me weren’t supposed to be chefs'

1/28/2019
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Miami born chef Michelle Bernstein, winner of the James Beard award, discusses life as a woman chef years before the Me Too movement over Cuban coffee, pastelitos and croquetas. James Beard award winner Carlos Frías, the Miami Herald food editor, talks with Bernstein about how a 90-pound former ballerina went on to become one of the first women on the Food Network, a culinary favorite, and an award winning chef after years of often being the only woman in a kitchen full of men on this...

Duration:00:44:17

José Andrés: He sees immigration, job creation, wage equity in this one dish

1/28/2019
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Chef José Andrés, who was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria, sees the United States and all it represents in every bite of a pastelito or croqueta. James Beard award winner Carlos Frías, the Miami Herald food editor, discusses social issues with Andrés over Cuban coffee, pastelitos and croquetas in this episode of La Ventanita. See video interviews and read more about this chef at our website, MiamiHerald.com/ventanita.

Duration:00:23:18

La Ventanita: Season 1

1/17/2019
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Nothing brings people together like "La Ventanita," the walk-up windows where Miami meets to drink Cuban coffee and swap stories. James Beard award winner Carlos Frías, the Miami Herald's food editor, interviews some of the world's best chefs to get a window into their lives, while tasting strong Cuban coffee and delicious traditional Cuban snacks. On Season 1, Frias interviews: José Andrés Michelle Bernstein Daniel Boulud Thomas Keller Marcus Samuelsson Norman Van Aken For videos...

Duration:00:01:21