Season 2, Episode 5

Lita Oliver - A Teaspoon of Canela

Lita is short for the Spanish word "abuelita" which means "little grandmother" -- but there is nothing little about her personality. Lita, 82, who lives in Hoschton, Ga., is a cheerleader for her homeland Costa Rica and its hearty cuisine. Lita shows Mo Rocca how to make some Central American staples including rice and beans and plantains maduros. She also introduces him to the furry loyal friend Canela.
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Recipes From This Episode

Lita Oliver's Yucca with Chicharonnes

Lita Oliver's Plantains A La Gloria

Lita Oliver's Rice and Beans

Doris Spacer - Crispy Pork, Donuts and a Waltz
Millie Martin - How About that!


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