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  • n. Any of several Central and South American plants, of the genus Xanthosoma.
  • n. The edible tuber of these plants, some of which have medicinal value.

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  • n. tropical American aroid having edible tubers that are cooked and eaten like yams or potatoes


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  • These are cooked in a broth, thickened with a farinaceous root called malanga, and flavored with lemon juice.

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  • The food is Cuban-Creole: malanga, yucca, cerdo asado roast pork, lobster, fresh fish, shrimp and other traditional fare.

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  • Rodriguez you eat Cuban malanga tacos, fritta sliders, small hamburgers made with meat and chorizo, ropa vieja and crispy skin Cuban pork.

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  • Yuca, malanga, taro and sweet potato have traditionally provided readily available nourishment, since they are inexpensive and easy to grow, requiring no expensive fertilizers.

    Immigrant Cooking in Mexico: The Afromestizos of Veracruz

  • On one plate you may have one kind of meat, whether it be pork, beef, or chicken, accompanied by rice, beans, cassava or malanga tubers AND fried plantains!

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  • He dreamed he was back in the Martinez household, being spoonfed by Señora Martinez her magical soup made from cured beef, pork, and vegetables—cassava, plantano, malanga—while outside the window, coconut palms clacked and scissored in the breeze.

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  • Mami tried to calm us down by cooking soothing dishes like a malanga mash Cuban penicillin and preparing soft-boiled eggs just the way we liked them.

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  • Peel the malanga and boniato and cut in small pieces, then place in a heavy casserole and cover with ample water.

    Havana Salsa

  • If the dough seems too loose, add more grated malanga.

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  • The proportions stay basically the same but the malanga is coarsely grated.

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  • Things Monroe didn't say: "Is that a starchy tuber in your list or are you just pleased to see me?"

    November 29, 2007

  • That frightens me, uselessness.

    November 29, 2007

  • Haha, I was thinking the same thing!

    November 29, 2007

  • Starchy tuber. I like that. Added. :-)

    November 28, 2007

  • A starchy tuber. Common in tropical regions such as the Caribbean, Phillipines, and parts of Africa.

    November 28, 2007