Center for Puerto Rican Studies, Hunter College, CUNY, CEN_JAM_B38F3_237
Photograph of the exterior of "La Victoria," a Spanish-American grocery store, [New York City], n.d.
What items would this store sell?
What languages might be spoken inside?
Besides selling food, what other services does the bodega perform for the community?
What are consumer’s Green Stamps?
Compare the bodega to the convenience stores of today. Why do they remain in business with competition from large chain stores such as Wal-Mart?
Find out the translation of the word bodega. Find a photograph of a bodega that is in business today.
Home and Career: Create on paper or in your kitchen a traditional Latino meal. Choose a menu item and design an advertisement for it. Include a recipe.
Math: Rafael bought one pound of black beans at $0.40/pound, seven vegetables at three for $1.00, and a bunch of fresh cilantro for $0.99. How much did he spend? How much change did he receive back from a twenty dollar bill?
Ford, Jean. Latino Cuisine and its Influence on American Foods: The Taste of Celebration. Mason Crest Publishers, 2005.
Ancona, George. Mis Comidas/ My Foods. Children's Press, 2006.