Amanda Cargill Food Content Director, Latina Media Ventures, LLC

Amanda Cargill is the Food Content Director at Latina Media Ventures, where she oversees food- and spirits-related features in Latina Magazine and on Latina.com and TheLatinKitchen.com. She has traveled extensively in Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East. Her work and travel have cultivated her palate and fostered a deep love of food and the stories it tells. Amanda received her BA in Sociology from the University of California at Los Angeles.

Make Holiday Travel Tolerable with Packable Latin Snacks!
Make Holiday Travel Tolerable with Packable Latin Snacks!

Ah, the holidays! That time of year when we schlep across town, county, state, country, and/or ocean to see remote family and friends and feast on beloved comfort foods prepared by the women that raised us. The time together is joyful. The time getting there? Not so much.


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Creative Cranberry Recipes for Your Thanksgiving Table
Creative Cranberry Recipes for Your Thanksgiving Table

Tired of cranberry jellies and gelatinous sauces? This year, dress up your Thanksgiving dinner with homemade cranberry dishes that are guaranteed to delight your friends and family. From appetizers to desserts to cocktails, the fresh, tart cranberry recipes here are as delicious as they are beautiful. Happy Thanksgiving!

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Perfect Potluck Recipes for Your Thanksgiving Dinner!
Perfect Potluck Recipes for Your Thanksgiving Dinner!

Who doesn't love a potluck party? Good food, good drink, merry friends and family. But along with the delicious decadence of knowing you'll get to try not two or three delectable dishes but ten or twenty, comes the dread that accompanies the invitation (ie “What am I going to make for the potluck?”).


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Buttery Breads Without Gluten? Yes!
Buttery Breads Without Gluten? Yes!

Keeping a gluten-free diet doesn't require that you live a life deprived of your favorite foods. These days, most supermarkets stock a robust selection of gluten-free products, from breads to packaged frozen foods to desserts. And where your supermarket doesn't have what you crave, you can simply make it yourself.

Here, a collection of delicious gluten-free cracker and bread recipes to satisfy your longing for flaky, buttery, savory, and sweet. Enjoy! 


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Chef Bobby Flay Talks Tacos, Tortillas, and Mexican Food Trends
Chef Bobby Flay Talks Tacos, Tortillas, and Mexican Food Trends

Chef Bobby Flay. It’s a name that strikes fear in the hearts of Iron Chef competitors and draws mile-long lines of admiring eaters to his restaurants and food festival stalls.


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6 Slow Cooker Recipes That Make Exceptional Dinners Easy
6 Slow Cooker Recipes That Make Exceptional Dinners Easy

Some know it as a slow cooker, others as a Crock-Pot. Whatever you call it, this beloved kitchen tool is the culinary equivalent of a magic wand; a little prep work – some chopping here, a little dicing there – followed by some meat or legumes and broth, and voilà!..


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Celebrate Nat'l Spicy Guacamole Day with Our Complete Guide to Guac!
Celebrate Nat'l Spicy Guacamole Day with Our Complete Guide to Guac!

It's National Spicy Guacamole Day - yes, there's a national food day for everything! - and in honor of one of our favorite Latin dips, we've created a super-easy, step-by-step guide to making the best guac ever. Mash, mix, and serve! It's that simple. 

Get the guide at The Latin Kitchen >>>


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Bottle It Up! 7 Healthy Homemade Juices, Smoothies & Shakes
Bottle It Up! 7 Healthy Homemade Juices, Smoothies & Shakes

It's that time of year again. The deadly-to-your-diet holiday season wherein every place you go – the office, the nail salon, the hairdressers, even the gym – has jars full of galletas and dulces on offer. With all that sweet saturation, it can be hard to say no.


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Awesome Adobo: 7 Dishes Made Better By Our Fave Latin Condiment!
Awesome Adobo: 7 Dishes Made Better By Our Fave Latin Condiment!

Adobo: when we say it's the all-purpose Latin spice, we mean it. From chicken to rice to pernil, you'd be hard pressed to find a homemade rice, chicken, or pork dish in which it doesn't appear.

Still, there are a lot of other creative ways to use adobo on everyday snacks. Here, a list of Adobo-topped snacks – from burgers to latkes to deviled eggs – you'll want to gobble up right now!


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10 #MeatlessMonday Meals You'll Love!
10 #MeatlessMonday Meals You'll Love!

Contrary to the popular belief that the Latin American dinner plate always features meat, there are many Latin American dishes that are actually vegetarian. In fact, several Latin American ancestors, among them the Incas, were mostly vegetarian. Even now, communities throughout Latin America thrive on diets that are almost entirely plant-based.

To counter the misguided notion that Latin cuisine cannot be vegetarian, we compiled 10 awesome meatless meals developed by our favorite Latin food bloggers. Check them out!


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