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Monti Carlo

Monti Carlo

Monti Carlo is a Puerto Rican Food Writer and Food Media Personality. She hosts the Telly Award-winning PBS show Let’s Eat Healthy Together and co-hosts Best Bite Wins on Roku. You can also catch her on Food Network, Netflix and Cooking Channel. Monti’s had her island-inspired recipes and essays published in The Washington PostBon Appetit, The Spruce Eats, and MasterChef: The Ultimate Cookbook. The author of Everyday Caribbean is currently working on her second cookbook, Spanglish, which will be published by Simon & Schuster’s Simon Element in the spring of 2025. Monti’s honored to have worked with the prestigious James Beard Foundation as an Advisor, Media Judge, Red Carpet Host, and Presenter for their world-renowned awards ceremonies. She spends her free time binge-watching Marvel movies with her kiddo, Danger, and talking herself out of having a second slice of cake.

Monti Carlo - Bitter Orange-Chocolate Soufflés

Bitter Orange-Chocolate Soufflés

I learned to cook by watching Jacques Pépin and then cooking A LOT in my kitchen, as I didn’t go to cooking school. These simple soufflés with my spin of annatto and bitter orange are easy to make and, if you are worried about timing, you can cook them ahead, let them settle–they will deflate as they cool–and serve them warm.

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