New York Times

May 27, 2016

Summer Love, One Year Later...Still Cooking


Julio Rodriguez is still cooking for Dolores Batista. The dishes change, but not the devotion that goes into each one. Whatever he makes, she still tells him, “Oh, my favorite.” But this year, she really does have a favorite: a savory Puerto Rican stew of codfish cakes, onions, peppers, potatoes, olives and capers.


Mr. Rodriguez, 72, a chef and cookbook author, has been experimenting with more vegetables and salads as they pursue a healthier diet. A new favorite is a white bean soup with collard greens, seasoned with bits of ham. Last fall, Mr. Rodriguez created a website,, to share his recipes and passions.

New York Times

She Wooed Him With Stew. Now He Does the Cooking by Winnie Hu. 

Julio Rodriguez and Dolores Batista share a love of good food. He cooks it, she eats it, and whatever he makes, her response is the same: “Oh, my favorite.”  To read more of this New York Times article, click here.

June 26, 2014

The winners of the Daily News BBQ in the Boros held in the parking lot of Fairway in Harlem on June 26, 2014, includes Bronx Chef Julio Rodriguez.

December 29, 2013

Bronx Chef Julio Rodriguez, Throggs Neck resident, fullfills his culinary dreams by teaching an interactive cooking class on City Island.

September 30, 2014

Sofrito Magazine interviews The Caribbean Chef, author, and painter, Julio Rodriguez. 

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