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 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

Let Them Eat Cake! 5 Crazy Cake Recipes for National Bake Week
Let Them Eat Cake! 5 Crazy Cake Recipes for National Bake Week

Let them eat cake! The context of this famous Marie Antoinette proclamation wasn't great, but we admit we like the cake part. In honor of our continued coverage of National Bake Week, we're highlighting this original sweet sin.

Whether it's your birthday or not, cake is always ok by us. Here, a few of our fave cake recipes. Enjoy!   


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Want a Body Like J.Lo? Trainer Tracy Anderson Tells You How to Get It
Want a Body Like J.Lo's? Trainer Tracy Anderson Tells You How to Get It

Tracy Anderson is a fitness trainer like no other. As the creator of the Tracy Anderson Method, a popular program centered on cardio workouts, strategic muscle training, and a strict diet consisting of whole, unprocessed foods, she’s been the go-to trainer for celebs and athletes for more than a decade.

Among the stars on her impressive client roster is Latina fave J.Lo. “She’s just a wonderful woman,” says Anderson.


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Oranges are the New...Lemons? Make These Super Citrus Dishes Today!
Oranges are the New...Lemons? Make These Super Citrus Dishes Today!

Just when you think you'll never see the bright colors of spring again, you spot them: the citrus bins at your grocery store. A winter fruit - surprise! - oranges are a great ingredient to cook with because they lend juice and zest to even the most drab dish. From savory to sweet, breakfast to dessert, a dash of orange juice is all it takes.

So grab a few pounds (they're also great for snacking) and get cooking! Here, some of our favorite orange recipes.


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Learn to Cook! 1-Minute Video: 2 Easy Ways to Peel a Mango
Learn to Cook! 1-Minute Video: 2 Easy Ways to Peel a Mango

When it comes to cooking with mangos, the struggle is in the peeling. Cutting around the fruit's large, impenetrable center seed often leaves a lot of mango flesh behind. The mango's oblong shape and thin skin make peeling difficult as well.

It's for these reasons that we filmed this 1-minute video showing you two easy ways to peel a mango. (Both techniques are also mess-free.) Watch the video and then get peeling!


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Get in My Belly! The 6 Best Recipes for Spanish Paella Day
Get in My Belly! The 6 Best Recipes for Spanish Paella Day

March 27 is National Spanish Paella Day! In honor of the beloved dish, we collected six awesome paella recipes from six award-winning Latin chefs, among them Seamus Mullen, Jesus Núñez and José Andrés.

Each chef put his own distinct touch on the Spanish favorite, resulting in recipes that are truly out of this world. Check them out! 

Get the recipes at The Latin Kitchen >>>


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March Madness? 16 Sweet Recipes to Keep You Fired Up Through the Final Four
March Madness? 16 Sweet Recipes to Keep You Fired Up Through the Final Four

We're in the midst of March Madness! Are you? 

Whether your fave team is still in the hunt or you're watching just for the collegiate eye candy, these 16 sweet recipes will keep you fired up through the Final Four. Enjoy!

Get recipes at The Latin Kitchen >>>


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Dip It: 18 Awesome Recipes for National Chip & Dip Day
Dip It: 18 Awesome Recipes for National Chip & Dip Day

Welcome to another edition of obscure food holidays! Today, we're talkin' Chips & Dips. (It's National Chip and Dip Day.)

From sweet to salty, smoky to fresh, and even gluten-free, we've got you covered. Here, a collection of chip and dip recipes that are so good, you won't be able to wait until your next party to serve them. Whip up a bowl tonight!


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Learn to Cook! 1-Minute Video: The RIGHT Way to Peel & Pit an Avocado
Learn to Cook! 1-Minute Video: The RIGHT Way to Peel & Pit an Avocado

Everyone thinks they know how to peel and slice an avocado, but does everyone - we're talking to you - really know?

In this quick cooking video, TLK vlogger Melissa Bailey shows you the right way to pit and peel an avocado quickly, easily, and with no mess. Got a minute? That's all it takes!

Watch the video at The Latin Kitchen >>>


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Learn to Cook! 1-Minute Video: How to Peel Plantains
Learn to Cook! 1-Minute Video: How to Peel Plantains

Plantains are delicious, but peeling them can feel like more trouble than it's worth. Not any more thanks to this simple, 1-minute cooking video that shows you how to peel plantains quickly and easily so you can enjoy tostones, maduros, and mofongo whenever you like. 

Watch the video at The Latin Kitchen >>>


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10 Pie Recipes for National Pi Day (No Math Required!)
10 Pie Recipes for National Pi Day (No Math Required!)

You remember pi from your high school math class, right? 3.1415...uh, yea, something like that. Today, we're celebrating National Pi Day with a different kind of pie – the better, yummier kind.

Why? Because eating pie is so much more fun than doing math. So calculate yourself into your kitchen and whip up one (or more) of these ten luscious Latin pies!


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