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June 30, 2015 9:50 AM   Subscribe

Chef Paxx Caraballo Moll is a rock-n-roll chef who creates inventive vegetarian food with the native foods of Puerto Rico.

They're also one of nine individuals profiled in Mala Mala, a feature length documentary exploring the lives of young Puerto Ricans in the trans community that recently premiered at the Tribeca film festival.

Moll uses they/them pronouns. Trans 101.
posted by Juliet Banana (8 comments total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
Oh my god, this is so awesome. Their food sounds incredible!
posted by Kitteh at 10:05 AM on June 30, 2015 [1 favorite]

Goddamn, my wife and I were in PR in March for our honeymoon and I really wish we'd have known about this place because everything about it sounds amazing and jesus christ:
...summer gazpacho of cucumber, chayote, and tomato with chile-infused olive oil and pulverized tostones; breadfruit beignets with housemade tarragon syrup; pumpkin cutlets with pomarrosa salsa and roasted beets; eggplant stuffed with sweet chili and mashed bananas with charred kale; and an open-faced sandwich with a plantain pattie, queso fresco, heirloom tomato, and banana-mayo ketchup
posted by griphus at 10:08 AM on June 30, 2015 [3 favorites]

The lack of tattoo sleeves here is refreshing.
posted by ryanshepard at 10:24 AM on June 30, 2015

For those interested in the documentary, it opens tomorrow (July 1) at the IFC Center in New York. I can't find anything about other locations or streaming/home video availability.
posted by Awkward Philip at 10:26 AM on June 30, 2015

I have such a selective blindness for the word "vegetarian," I kept scrolling and angrily hissing to myself BUT WHERE IS THE MEEEAT.
posted by poffin boffin at 10:31 AM on June 30, 2015

Why are the pronouns plural in the story?

Food looks awesome.

And why can't he (they?) get testosterone in Puerto Rico?
posted by Keith Talent at 11:47 AM on June 30, 2015

Keith Talent, as noted in the original post, Moll uses they/them pronouns. Here is a very 101-type article explaining they/them pronouns.

Gender affirming hormone therapy in the US is often expensive, not covered by insurance, difficult to obtain, and can involve jumping through a lot of medical hoops. I don't know what it's like in PR, but I'm assuming it's more difficult, to the point of being impossible for Moll.
posted by Juliet Banana at 12:20 PM on June 30, 2015 [2 favorites]

Hungry. This is awesome!
posted by allthinky at 2:06 PM on June 30, 2015

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