New food truck, Que Rico, opens

A new food truck, Que Rico, has opened in Homer. Run by mother-daughter team Jeannette Aragones and Jessica Hahn, Que Rico serves traditional Venezuelan empanadas. Aragones and Hahn grew up in Venezuela. Aragones said she got the idea from her daughter to start the food truck “and share their culture with these truly authentic empanadas made with love,” she said in a press release.

The empanada was brought to the Americas by the Spanish colonizers around the 16th century. Made with a corn dough, they are stuffed with different fillings like chicken, shrimp, cheese and meat and are then deep fried. They are very popular because they are considered a full meal, according to the press release. The name “empanada” comes from the Spanish verb “empanar,” meaning “embraided,” or wrapped in corn dough. The shape is a half-moon or crescent.

Aragones said every empanada is handmade to order, “not a moment before, ensuring that the garden fresh and unique ingredients are respectfully prepared, only upon request.” Ingredients are selected carefully to deliver the authentic taste of a Venezuela empanada.

Que Rico is open from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays at 3657 Main Street.