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October 14, 2022

The Boulevard Senior Living – Wentzville Culinary Honors Hispanic Heritage Month

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Author: Todd Corum, Culinary Director

In 1968, President Lyndon Johnson signed into law a week-long celebration of the contributions and influences Hispanic Americans have made on the culture and history of the United States. This observance was expanded from a week to a month by President Ronald Reagan in 1988, to begin on September 15th, which recognizes the start of the Mexican War for Independence. All US presidents since 1988 have given a Presidential Proclamation to mark this historic date.

Today, there are roughly 63 million Hispanics living in the United States, that make up 19% of the population. They come from diverse countries and bring with them unique and different cultures and cuisines.

At The Boulevard Senior Living – Wentzville, we will be recognizing those culinary contributions by celebrating the food of Puerto Rico by serving skirt steak mofongo with coquito ice cream over tostones.

I chose this United States territory because I had a coworker that came from Puerto Rico. She would make us authentic foods from her home and I grew to appreciate other cultures and their native foods. I also learned how important the social connection and pride everyone has when cooking and eating their native dishes.

We hope you enjoy our interpretation of these dishes and learn a little more about Puerto Rico in the process!

The Boulevard Senior Living of Wentzville in Wentzville, MO offers independent senior apartments, assisted living, and memory care with a variety of services and a range of floor plan options. Amenities include restaurant dining, 24-hour bistro, concierge service, housekeeping, events and entertainment, personal care, transportation services, and more. Centrally located near SSM Lake St. Louis Hospital with convenient access to major shopping centers, including Bear Creek Golf Club, Wentzville Bluffs Shopping Center, Wentzville B&B Movie Theater, Quail Ridge Park, Wentzville Flea Market, and The Meadows at Lake St. Louis.

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