February 20-24, 2019 Miami Beach
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Jorge Zaldivar

Jorge Julian Zaldivar is not a chef, he considers himself a cook. One of his specialties is tropical fruits through the influence of his family. They have continued cooking their traditional recipes from Cuba’s Oriente province, ever since they left the Caribbean island.
PG Tropicals partners with Guavonia Guava Grove in Homestead’s historic Redland Agricultural Area. The current goal for PG Tropicals & Guavonia, is to reduce the carbon footprint of both operations.

Jorge supports various horticultural societies such as Miami’s Rare Fruit Council International (RFCI) where he serves as Secretary, South Florida Palm... READ MORE

Jorge Julian Zaldivar is not a chef, he considers himself a cook. One of his specialties is tropical fruits through the influence of his family. They have continued cooking their traditional recipes from Cuba’s Oriente province, ever since they left the Caribbean island.
PG Tropicals partners with Guavonia Guava Grove in Homestead’s historic Redland Agricultural Area. The current goal for PG Tropicals & Guavonia, is to reduce the carbon footprint of both operations.

Jorge supports various horticultural societies such as Miami’s Rare Fruit Council International (RFCI) where he serves as Secretary, South Florida Palm Society (SFPS) as Vice President, Bromeliad Society of South Florida (BSSF), South Florida Orchid Society (SFOS), and Dade Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society (DCFNPS).
He is currently drafting a few pieces, one for History Miami Museum’s Tequesta journal, titled “The History of Guava & Seed Introduction in Florida”. A showcase of interesting discoveries and connections to this ubiquitous fruit in Florida’s delicious, agricultural & culinary history. A manuscript titled “Alex D. Hawkes Genie of The Tropics: Biography of a Botanist Chef” is also being drafted, alongside two cookbooks, one on Cuban food, and another featuring “Hawkes’ Recipes Lost” featuring vintage South Florida and International recipes, cuisine and history.

Jorge also writes a food history & recipe blog, where he explores the kingdom of fruits & vegetables, featuring recipes from Florida’s past. Come join him & discover a taste of “The Tropics” at Sub Tropic Cookery. https://SubTropicCookery.wordpress.com

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