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Désirée Da Costa Gomez

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Désirée Da Costa Gomez | Desiree Gourmet

Désirée Da Costa Gomez was born in Curaçao. She studied at the Peter Kump's New York Cooking Shool and the Wilton Cake Decorating School in Chicago. She has her own cooking show "Désirée Gourmet" for over 26 years. She is the author of numerous Dutch Caribbean cookbooks in Dutch, English, Papiamentu & Spanish, and publisher of the cooking magazine "Désirée".

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Patient’s Soup

My mother was not a great cook. Because of her work as a midwife she did not have much time to spend around the kitchen. What my mother could prepare very well was okra and beef soup. The beef soup should be strong enough for her patients to recover as quickly as possible. The way my mother used to prepare this soup was very simple.

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