Amanda Cargill Food Content Director

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 love of food and the stories it tells. She is also a former professional dancer who writes arts and entertainment reviews for domestic and international publications. Amanda received her BA in Sociology from UCLA.
Follow her on Twitter at @amandasi and on Instagram at @amandasi1

8 Healthy One-Bowl Recipes to Kick Off National Nutrition Month
8 Healthy One-Bowl Recipes to Kick Off National Nutrition Month

Bowl recipes are the food world's current favorite trend. Why? Because they're healthy, satisfying, and easy to make.

But not all bowls are created equal. The one-bowl recipes that follow — all of them inspired by and infused with Latin sabor — are next level.

Click to celebrate National Nutrition Month and start your Spring body reboot with the best bowls you've ever eaten!

 

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San Antonio Winery, LA's Best Kept Secret, Celebrates 100 Years In Business
Los Angeles' Best Kept Secret 'San Antonio Winery' Celebrates 100 Years in Business

What's the first thing you think of when you think Downtown LA? It's probably not a winery, but it should be. 

Los Angeles' historic San Antonio Winery has been producing and serving wine from its original Lincoln Heights location for the last 100 years. You read that right: 100 Years. 

Before Napa and Sonoma Counties became synonymous with wine, Los Angeles was one of the biggest wine producing regions in the U.S., with more than 90 wineries spread across the city at the turn of the nineteenth century. 


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Meh Margaritas? 9 New & Improved Recipes for National Margarita Day
Meh Margaritas? 9 New & Improved Recipes for National Margarita Day

It's National Margarita Day, which means it's time to mix up a big batch of everybody's fave Mexican cocktail and get to your happy place.

For inspiration, here's a collection of new and unexpected margarita recipes that are anything but boring. Salud!

 


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Dear White People: Why the Netflix Boycott Is Racist (Signed, A White Person)
Dear White People: Why the Netflix Boycott Is Racist (Signed, A White Person)

It's been a little more than a week since Netflix released its trailer for Dear White People, the show based on the popular movie of the same name that's scheduled to premiere April 28. In the days since the trailer's launch, a lot of people – specifically, white people – have responded with a lot of hate, arguing that the trailer is racist and calling for a Netflix boycott.


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Lick, Slam, Suck: Is Alcohol Good for Your Sex Life?
Lick, Slam, Suck: Is Alcohol Good for Your Sex Life?

Alcohol and sex. They go together like chips and salsa. Or do they?

Here at the Latina offices, there was a lot of chisme about the correlation between libido and alcohol consumption in the run up to Valentine’s Day. The general consensus was that alcohol is a turn on.


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7 Galentine's Day Recipes for Celebrating V-Day with Your Amigas
7 Galentine's Day Recipes for Celebrating V-Day with Your Amigas

Single on Valentine's Day? No llores en tu sopa. Celebrate self-love by hosting a "Gal"entine's Day party for your single and fabulous friends. 

Click through for easy recipes that will take you less than an hour to make, leaving you free to eat, drink, share, and laugh with the amigas who make your life wonderful! 

RELATED: The Single Girl's Guide to a Sexy Valentine's Day


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Bye Bye Guacamole: Why Building a Wall Won’t Happen (Hint: It’s a Food Thing)
Bye Bye Guacamole: Why Building a Wall Won’t Happen (Hint: It’s a Food Thing)

Guacamole. It’s the food star of the Super Bowl: the first thing fans reach for when they pull up to the sports bar and the real reason your friends come to your game day party.

So here’s a question: What would happen to America’s favorite football food if Trump built his beloved wall?


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Women's March Events: Top Bartenders Hosting D.C. Cocktail Tasting to Benefit Planned Parenthood
Women's March Events: Top Bartenders Hosting D.C. Cocktail Tasting to Benefit Planned Parenthood

Cocktails. They’re as essential to democracy as red ties and double talk. Deal making doesn’t happen over milkshakes, after all.

This weekend at Washington D.C.’s Columbia Room, cocktails will also be the focus of an empowerment-themed pop-up event to benefit Planned Parenthood.


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The Most Important Vacation of Your Life - What to See in Israel's Religious Cities
The Most Important Vacation of Your Life: What to See in Israel's Religious Cities

This story originally appeared in the December 2016/January 2017 issue of Latina magazine.


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NYC Day Trips: 13 Off-the-Grid Must-See Sights for Natives and Tourists
NYC Day Trips: 13 Off-the-Grid Must-See Sights for Natives and Tourists

This story was originally published in the September 2016 issue of Latina magazine.

Whether first time tourist or frequent guest, these off-the-grid destinations in classic NYC nabes highlight the Big Apple’s diversity and make your travel story worth talking about.   


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