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Melissa De León

I am a chef, food consultant, entrepreneur, cooking show personality, and a dreamer. I enjoy working on new projects, and helping others achieve their goal.

Winner of 1st place 2012 “3dr UNCTAD Women in Business Award” with our Gluten Free Products made with tropical flours .

I am proud Panamanian, citizen of the world! Traveling is my passion. I appreciate learning about a culture through food. Learn more: http://about.me/melissadeleon

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Latest posts by Melissa De León

8 January 2008

Americas: End of the Year Traditions

End of the year traditions across Latin America are varied, as many include local customs, the preparation of delicious food, and plenty of loud fireworks. This is a collection of...

17 December 2007

Panama: The Kuna Indigenous Group and the Use of Technology

The Kuna indigenous group in Panama have had very little access to internet and other technologies. Gilberto Alemancia, is of Kuna ethnicity, and is a well-experienced photographer and a tourism...

31 July 2007

Across the Panamanian Blogosphere

There is plenty on the mind of the Panamanian blogosphere, with topics ranging from the fate of former leader Manuel Noriega to a delicious tree tomato. Melissa De Leòn Douglass...

6 June 2007

Panama: 37th OAS General Assembly, A Trail of Poisoned Medicine and Update on the New Immigration and Health Laws

# At the same time the OEA (OAS, Organization of American States) celebrated their thirty-seventh Regular Session of the OEA General Assembly in Panama from June 3-5, 2007, there were...

30 May 2007

Panama: Political Season Heating Up, The Return of Noriega, and Crime in Panama: a Love Story

Presidential elections in Panama are not scheduled until May 2009, but bloggers are already keeping a watchful eye out for any developments. Another interesting turn of events that will arrive...

15 May 2007

Food Blogs: Pata de Cerdo from Spain, Pork Katsu from Japan and Stir-fried Pork with Cincaluk from Malaysia

Another installment of food blogs from around the world focuses on the use of pork in many different types of delicious dishes. Chef Melissa De Leòn Douglass takes us on...

6 May 2007

The Panama Canal Expansion, Labor Day Issues and Quingming

Panamanian bloggers talk about food, Labor Day closings and the Panama Canal expansion. In addition, one blogger talks about the practice of honoring the dead in China.

30 April 2007

Ropa Vieja and Malanga, Guarapo de Piña, and Colita de Cuadril from across Latin America

From so-called "dirty clothes" in Cuba to guarapo de piña in Venezuela; from organic produce in Uruguay to succulent Argentine tri-tip and fresh cheese in Panama: Chef Melissa de Leon...

5 April 2007

Panama: Bocas Dolphins Under Threat, and Non-Lethal Personal Security Devices in Panama.

#1: From The Noriegaville News, Bocas Dolphins Under Threat : My own opinion of this project is it is simply a commercial venture using and probably abusing the natural resources...

28 March 2007

Arepa de Huevo from Colombia, Ceviche from Ecuador and Pupusas from El Salvador!

#1: From Colombia: Nika's Culinaria shares a delicious recipe with step-by-step photos on how to prepare a traditional Colombian delicacy: Arepa de Huevo (Arepa with Egg) My first experience with...

15 March 2007

Panama: HSBC Sues Customer for Yahoo Postings

#1: From Panama's Noriegaville News: Uproar among expats about HSBC Panama SLAPP suit If the intention was to silence criticism of its service, the attempt has already miserably failed. A...

27 February 2007

Panama: More Deadly Than War

#1: Panama Guide reports on Charity Expat Social: …We ate dinner with Sister Griselda Rios who has been working with the orphanage for more than three years. They have about...

25 February 2007

Street food from Panama, Mandoo from Korea, and a Hot Pot Video from Shanghai

#1: From Korea: Kimchi Mamas and a recipe to prepare Mandoo, the easy to prepare Korean dumplings! If you've never made mandoo before, it really isn't hard. The dumpling-making is...

1 February 2007

UXcamp, Information Architects in Panama & 2007 Panama Jazz Festival

#1: Jorge  Arango reports on the first UXcamp – an user experience gathering in Panama.Last night BootStudio hosted what is probably the first user experience gathering in Central America: UXcamp....

14 January 2007

Argentina's King Fish, Panama's Year, and Easy Kerala Parotta

#1: Jeremy Shapiro, the Chef behind Stir the Pots, narrates his adventures during his trip to the Ecuadorean Andes: The array of  colors and smell was inspiring as a chef.All ...

3 December 2006

Global Food Blog Report #35

#1: Yulinka Cooks shares her recipe to prepare Sauerkraut. This new food blogger cooks up Russian food, an often-overlooked food from the former Soviet republics, especially Uzbekistan, Armenia and Georgia....

29 November 2006

Pana-Blogs Report

#1: From Chiriqui Chatter: El Desfile de los Bomberos en David , a very colorful report on a traditional  firemen parade that takes place in most large cities in Panama...

9 November 2006

Pana-Blogs Report

#1: Chiriqui Chatter on "Fatal Bus Fire Causes Identified" Don Winner posted the resolution of the bus fire that killed 18 people. To net it out, it was a failure...

2 November 2006

Global Food Blog Report #34

#1: From Spain: Cocinova cooks up a delicious "Pollo en Salsa de Chocolate" (Chicken in Chocolate Sauce) EN/ES Esta deliciosa receta la probé en casa de Mª Ángeles, y aunque...

23 October 2006

Panama Canal Referendum

#1: From Chiriqui Chatter: The Vote for the Big Dig The vote is today for the expansion of the Canal. Voting in Panama is a very serious thing both for...

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