Alex Ravenel's blog


  1. Mango Arepa Sauce

    Sun 25 March 2012

    And now for something completely different... I live in New York, and there is this fantastic restaurant in the East Village called Caracas Arepa Bar. While the Arepas there are great, the best part by far is this incredible sauce they have that everyone slathers all over everything. Some time ago, I found a recipe for something very similar over atCheekyStitch, but that post seems to be down. Thankfully, Google Cache came to the rescue, and I was able to grab the recipe to archive here.

    Mango Arepa Sauce, originally from CheekyStitch

    • 1/2 cup cilantro
    • 1/2 cup parsley
    • 1 cup (or to taste) extra virgin olive oil
    • 1/2 cup vinegar
    • 1 1/2 cup of yellow peppers
    • 1/2 cup of mango
    • 4  cloves garlic
    • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
    • 2 teaspoons cumin
    • 1 teaspoon mayo
    • 1 tablespoons oregano
    • salt to taste

    Put all ingredients but olive oil in blender. Once pureed, gradually mix in olive oil until at desired consistency.

  2. Introduction

    Fri 21 October 2011

    My name is Alex Ravenel, and I have been tinkering with technology since I broke my parent's brand new 386 while playing hangman on it in the basement at ...