Welcome to Platano Rising, a space that explores and celebrates afro-latinidad, family, home life, culture and current events from the mind of Arlyn Frank, an afrolatina chef and mommy from the Caribbean living in the Pacific Northwest.


The life of a mom, cook and activist comes with challenges, surprises and adventures. Catch up with my latest personal videos, journal & art!

Learn fun Caribe-inspired recipes that the family will love as well as ideas to host friends platano style.

My community, sharing delicious Caribbean dishes and spreading a message of accessibility to earnest eats is my passion. This is my gallery of events.