Well, the Dormition Fast is coming up beginning this Friday. Goodbye lechoncito, Cuban sandwich, ropa vieja, flan, etc. I am convinced that Latinos suffer more from our Orthodox fasts because we use so many of the non-fasting ingredients in our food. We can do more with beef, pork, goat, lamb, chicken, cheese, milk, sugar, olives, and olive oil than almost any other culture.
We are more likely to be accused of being gluttons than ascetics. But, so was the Lord, so we are in good company. (Luke 7:34)