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

We Heart Juevos! 23 Egg-citing Recipes for National Egg Day
We Heart Huevos! 23 Egg-citing Recipes for National Egg Day

How do we love eggs? Let us count the ways: boiled, poached, scrambled, fried, served on crunchy toast for breakfast, baked into a quiche for lunch, set atop fluffy kimchee rice for dinner…

Actually, let’s not count the ways. We could be here a while.

Suffice it to say, eggs are delish and nutrish (yea, we said nutrish) any time of day, which is why we’re honoring National Egg Day with a collection of our favorite egg recipes. Prepare to be egg-cited!


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4 Vegetarian Burger Recipes for National Burger Month
4 Vegetarian Burger Recipes for National Burger Month

May is National Burger Month, and in its honor, we’ve posted collections of our favorite burger recipes every other Friday in May. Today brings us to our final post on all things burger, and we’re focusing on veggie versions.

From burgers made of fiery peppers to sweet fried plantains, we’ve got something for every burger-loving vegetarian out there.


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Everybody Hates Kris: Kardashian Mom Makes Nachos & Food World Goes Berserk
Everybody Hates Kris: Kardashian Mom Makes Nachos & Food World Goes Berserk

About a week ago, popular food website Eater.com published a video titled “Real Chefs Cook Dumb Recipes.” It featured a white celebrity chef making (and making fun of) nachos from Kris Jenner’s In the Kitchen with Kris cookbook.

'Sounds funny', you might be thinking, or 'I gotta’ see this!' Sadly, it's not funny, because while the food world was incensed that the Kardashian mom-ager had the cajones to write a cookbook, we were incensed that the food world was incensed.


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Pack It Up: 8 Homemade Recipes for Your Next Road Trip
Pack It Up: 8 Homemade Recipes for Your Next Road Trip

Everyone loves a road trip. What everyone doesn’t love are the icky “foods” (and we use this term loosely) eaten in the car while on said road trip. A burrito served in a box, kept warm with a heat lamp, and sold at the only gas station for the next fifty miles? No, thanks.

If only there were roadside stalls selling fresh juices, tortillas, and tamales. Sadly, "We’re not in Mexico anymore, Dorothea!"


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See It Now: Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana Dancers at NYC's BAM
See It Now: Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana Dancers at NYC's BAM

Founded in 1983, New York’s Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana dance company has performed in more than 71 venues in 26 states over the past 5 seasons. This week, the company is at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, where it's in the midst of a six-night run that features two programs and three world premieres.


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10 Super Side Dishes To Serve at Your Summer Barbecues
10 Super Side Dishes To Serve at Your Summer Barbecues

Yesterday, in honor of National Barbecue Month, we shared some of our all-time favorite barbecue recipes. Today, we’re focused on sides; namely recipes for side dishes that go great with barbecue!

This summer, forget boring chips and potato salad, and instead fill your backyard picnic table with grill-tastic sides bursting with color and flavor. From smokey elotes to veggie-packed pasta salads, we’ve got the super summer sides your grill yearns to make for you! 


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Celebrate Cuba's Independence Day with Classic Cuban Recipes
Celebrate Cuba's Independence Day with Classic Cuban Recipes

It’s Cuban Independence Day, and never – at least not since the original Independence Day – have there been more reasons to celebrate the little island country that could.

Cuba has had a big year, and to honor it, we’ve rounded up some of its most traditional and most beloved recipes. After all, what better way to show love and respect for people and place than with food? Happy Día de la Independencia, Cuba!


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8 Spectacular Cake Recipes for Your Summer Celebrations
8 Spectacular Cake Recipes for Your Summer Celebrations

What can we say about cakes? We love them? Yes, but there’s so much more to it than that. Cakes are something we all have in common. They’re a part of our birthdays, our quinceañeras, our graduations, and our weddings. The list of special celebrations and holidays that comprise the bulk of our warm and fuzzy memories all include cake.

And so, in honor of World Baking Day, we’ve collected 8 of our favorite cake recipes of all time, all of which are special enough to be worthy of your summer celebrations. Enjoy!


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Chefs Aaron Sanchez and Marcus Samuelsson at Harlem EatUp!
Aaron Sanchez's 6 Rules for Life (and Cooking)

What does Chef Aaron Sanchez have to say about his career? How does he feel about women in the kitchen?

The famed Mexican chef, restaurant owner, and TV host shared his thoughts on these topics and more at last weekend's first ever Harlem EatUp! Festival. Check out the insights and good advice he gives now!


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Loco for Latin Burgers? Check Out These 5 Insanely Delish Cheeseburgers!
Loco for Latin Burgers? Check Out These 5 Insanely Delish Cheeseburgers!

Welcome to the second edition of “We Love Burgers!” (On May 1st, we kicked off National Burger Month with a collection of delish Latin burgers.) Today, we’re celebrating America’s favorite food with a comprehensive list of the best cheeseburger recipes we’ve ever made.

Click through to find the recipe you’ll be making this Memorial Day, and check back in two weeks – we’re highlighting burgers every other Friday in May – for mouthwatering meatless burgers.


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