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Philadelphia Stories Collection: Ají Dulce (Seasoning Pepper) *POSTER*

  • $7.00

This illustration is part of the Philadelphia Museum of Art's Community Spotlight initiative.

Ají Dulce (Seasoning Pepper) poster on glossy paper.

Size: 11" x 17"
Weight: 100lb

Printed in Philadelphia by Fireball Printing.

Your poster will be shipped separately in a mailing tube ($3.00 will be added to your shipping fee). For international orders, please contact us about shipping costs.

Seeds and frame not included.


Celso González’s art is reflective and introspective and it honors his Loiceño and Rio Grande roots, where some of the magic that abounds in his compositions germinates. For this project Celso portrayed Iris Brown of Villa Africána Colobó in Norris Square, Philadelphia with her mother, Wencesla Hernández, and her grandmother, Monserrate Rivera, holding a pot of arroz con gandules.

About the Seed:

Sweet, smoky seasoning pepper especially popular in Puerto Rico, Venezuela, and throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. This is a mild habanero without the heat. Ají is an important ingredient in Puerto Rican sofrito (sauce), but is also eaten in salsas, salads, and roasted. For a sharper flavor, use the green fruits, and for softer flavors, use them when ripened red.

"El ají dulce es esencial para nuestro sofrito!!" –Iris Brown

Buy the seeds here.

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