Puerto Rican Fish Cakes, Avocado Salad and Rice and Beans

Veronica Toro-Ruiz was a student at my last Iraqi cooking class. But because she was Puerto Rican, she soon became my teacher. Weeks later in her apartment she taught me this awesome Puerto Rican feast: fish cakes, avocado salad, and beans and rice. And this is how the good things of the world make their way to us: they're given, taken in, and passed on; given, taken in and passed on. Keep it up, people! Click at right for the full story, how-to-photos, the recipes, and live cooking classes.