Bonappetit Publishes Article Concerning Puerto Rican Food After Hurricane Maria.
October 4, 2017
"But, on September 20th when Maria made landfall, El Departamento de la Comida was one of the thousands of businesses destroyed by high winds and heavy rain. “The restaurant had four feet of flooding, then got robbed,” Rodríguez Besosa says. “A block away is the community garden we work with—that was completely obliterated. The whole neighborhood was flooded and inaccessible for days, and most places are being broken into.” Not only was the restaurant destroyed, virtually all the farms it sourced from have been decimated as well."