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Hola mi gente! There's no doubt
that in addition to language, national origin, and shared
history, hispanic identity to a great deal of extent
is also based on the food we eat. With respect to Puerto
Ricans, among the food we eat, most of us are well aware
and favor the platano (plantain), especially when we
transform it into "tostones."
Traditionally, the smashing of the plantain has utilized
a variety of home methods, inclusive of using platano
peels, paper bags, or coffee cans to name a few. Commercially,
cheap banana pressers tend to fall apart and really
don't work out that well.
Last thursday I attended a demonstration of a brand
new and innovated tostonera press. This brand new press
was designed by Don Clark Williams who holds its pattent
under the trade mark name of Tostobueno who says "it's
the ultimate tostonera." The new press is manufactored
by the Comfort Factory.