Getting Wild with the Hispaniolan Hutia

By NICAULY HERNANDEZ, age 8 The Hispaniolan hutia looks like a mix between a large guinea pig, a small groundhog and a rat. PHOTO: Wikimedia Commons The Hispaniolan hutia (Plagiodontia aedium) is also known as the “zagouti” or “jutía” in Spanish. It is the only...

Recipe: Locrio de Salami (Dominican rice and salami)

By ALEJANDRA PAULINO, age 12 Try making this delicious, traditional dish from the Dominican Republic. PHOTO: elfogoncito.net Ingredients: 4 cups of rice 1 pound of diced Dominican salami (or Kielbasa if you can’t find the salami in a store near you) 2 tablespoons of...