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Farmers market vendor: Del Carmen's Truly Cuban Black Beans

Farmers market vendor: Del Carmen's Truly Cuban Black Beans

Estie Cruz-Curoe was new to the food business when she decided to start del Carmen foods about eight years ago, but she wasn't new to business.

April 24, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Estie Cruz-Curoe pours black beans

Estie Cruz-Curoe pours black beans

Estie Cruz-Curoe pours baked black beans into her signature sofrito Tuesday, April 17, 2012, in St. Louis. Cruz- Curoe owns del Carmen, a local food company that specializes in Cuban black beans, black bean soup and vegetable broth Photo by Laurie Skrivan, lskrivan@post-dispatch.com

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del Carmen products- shot of packaged food

del Carmen products- shot of packaged food

Del Carmen Foods makes home-style Cuban black beans, black bean soup and vegetable broth. Photo by Laurie Skrivan, lskrivan@post-dispatch.com

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Estie Cruz-Curoe pours beer into sofrito

Estie Cruz-Curoe pours beer into sofrito

Estie Cruz-Curoe pours Schlafly beer into the sofrito before adding the black beans Tuesday, April 17, 2012, in St. Louis. Cruz- Curoe owns del Carmen, a local food company that specializes in Cuban style black beans, black bean soup and vegetable broth. Photo by Laurie Skrivan, lskrivan@pos…

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Estie Cruz-Curoe about to pour  beer into sofrito

Estie Cruz-Curoe about to pour beer into sofrito

Estie Cruz-Curoe gets ready to pour Schlafly beer into sofrito (vegetables cooked with seasonings) before adding black beans. Photo by Laurie Skrivan, lskrivan@post-dispatch.com

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