Feed Me a Story: Ludy’s Pasteles

We are posting a weekly video installment from “Feed Me a Story,” the project created by multimedia artists Theresa Loong and Laura Nova that was featured last month here. It’s part of the  FABLES Public Art project produced by FABnyc which kicked off in May.

Along with a giant mural (at First Street Green Park) made up of photos of the eight different family dishes they selected from seniors on the Lower East Side,  the project includes videos of the residents preparing the dishes and sharing their personal histories. The featured recipes include meals made by Jewish, Italian, Chinese and Puerto Rican families based in the neighborhood.

This is number seven, on our countdown of eight stories. In “Ludies Pastels” Ludy teaches her audience how to make pasteles, a traditional dish from Puerto Rico and other Latin American countries. She is assisted by her daughter, granddaughter, and other family and friends. The team notes: Ludy brings people together over the Christmas holidays with this dish.