Soto Street 103rd Street

I Learned the Recipes From My Grandma

Jay Navarro

I’m only 16, but I’ve had to grow up fast. I cook for my siblings. I like to make green enchiladas, arroz con pollo, and fried chicken. I taught myself how to cook, but I learned the flavors and recipes from my grandma. She’s from El Salvador. I want to be a veterinarian, but I also want to be a chef—so I need to make up my mind.

Map: Soto Street - 103rd Street