Give me Sofrito or Give Me Death

Fried food, Puerto Rico ©2021 R. C. Flores-Gunkle

“Nothing succeeds like excess,” George pontificated from his perch a few feet higher than his fellow students on the terrace of the cafeteria at the University of Puerto Rico. “We exchange students are an exotic breed, refugees from the frigid north, fleeing south to feed and breed until the thaw sets in and we can migrate once again back to our hermetic homes in the…