SoBeWFF: Hedy Goldsmith, Jeni Britton-Bauer, Paulina Naranjo Share a Love for All Things Frozen and Sweet
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"This isn't something that we just thought of one day," she says. "It's something we grew up doing our entire lives, something that's rooted in my blood and memories."
Her favorite popsicle is Nutella with strawberries. (Who can argue with that?) But she also enjoys driving south to the Redland, where she scopes out local products for more innovative creations. She has experimented with cajeta, horchata, agua de jamaica, and other Mexican ingredients.
"I'm not a chef," she says. "These flavors are just things that my palate likes. I'm inspired by what's in season and the things I taste through my travels."
This is Naranjo's second year participating in SoBeWFF. At Goya Foods' Swine & Wine, she will contribute traditional Mexican flavors to the mix: dulce de leche, tamarind, and vanilla bean popsicles.
Goya Foods' Swine & Wine Hosted by Michelle Bernstein, presented by Pat Lafrieda Meats: Sunday, February 24; 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Biltmore, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables. ($150)