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Celmira & Jaime Otero Llanos

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Celmira and her brother, Jaime Otero, are well known in Cali for their macetas de alfeñique, hand-made candy ornaments, traditional to Cali, arranged in the form of a bush and made for the día de los ahijados (Day of the Godchildren). The family has passed down their recipe through the generations. Jaime is also known for preparing regional fried specialties, such as aborrajados, marranit0s, and empanadas.

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Celmira & Jaime Otero Llanos
Celmira & Jaime Otero Llanos

Jamie and Celmira Otero Llanos cook on the Sabores y Saberes stage while Amauta Ollantay Marston-Firmino tells the audience about the process. Photo by Joe Furgal, Smithsonian Institution