The Latin Kitchen

Olive Oil Recipes
10 Fresh Uses For Olive Oil (Because We're Celebrating National Olive Oil Month!)

August is National Olive Oil Month! Did you know there was a holiday celebrating the wonders of olive oil? We love olive oil for many reasons: it's a great way to add subtle flavors to many recipes, it's easy to cook, grill and bake with, and it's heart healthy. Olive oil is high in monounsaturated fatty acids, a.k.a. the same healthy fats found in avocados. These fats have been shown to lower your risk of heart disease, lower your total cholesterol, and may even be helpful in regulating insulin levels and blood sugar.


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Cheers! 12 Boozy Recipes for National Rum Day
Cheers! 12 Boozy Recipes for National Rum Day

Are you a fan of rum? Us, too! Luckily for all of us this Saturday, August 16th, is National Rum Day

Like any other holiday there’s a lot to do, recipes to find, ingredients to buy, friends to call! Don’t worry, we did all the research for you and compiled some of our favorite rum recipes for your foodporn-viewing pleasure and party-planning ease! 


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Coffee beans
11 Coffee-Infused Recipes That Will Make Your Mouth Water

If mornings had a flavor, it would be coffee. Whether it’s a cafecito with condensed milk, a strong cortado or a reliable cafe con leche, nothing feels more comforting than a cup of coffee. But here's the truth: coffee can do more than jump your cables in the wee hours of the morning. In fact, coffee can be an ingredient in many savory food dishes as well. 


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Celeb Food Obsessions
6 Celebs Who Are Obsessed with Latin Food

We know your secret: you have a culinary Achilles' Heel. Don't be ashamed, everyone has one, a dish they can't ever give up. Sure you may try to play coy and keep away when you see it on the menu, but resistance is futile; you'll just end up indulging anyway.


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Peruvian Rice with Shrimp
15 Delish Recipes to Make For Peruvian Independence Day

It's Peruvian Independence Day, so we think it's time to really highlight some of Peru's amazing signature recipes. Beyond quinoa and potatoes, Peru boasts a bounty of veggies and seafood and a delicious tradition of farm-to-table foods.


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10 Latin BBQ Sides
10 Delicious Latin Side Dishes Perfect for Your BBQ Party!

At our BBQ partites this summer, the smell of garlic as it caramelizes on a searing churrasco make our mouths water. But what's a steak or hot dog without something extra special on the side? We know that the real showstoppers are side dishes. They're are filling, travel well, complement any protein, and have a flavor so addictive that they can stand alone, too. And as an added bonus, many sides can be made hours in advance--giving you time to actually enjoy yourself and spend time with your guests instead of being tied to the grill! 


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Meet the Press! 11 Awesome Recipes for Panini Makers
11 Awesome Latin Recipes for Panini Makers

We love the comforta and ease that Panini Makers bring into our lives. Sure, their name suggests that these counter-top contraptions are good for one thing, and one thing only, but that could not be further from the truth! The possibilities are endless, and we encourage you to take advantage of the summer’s easiest grilling with a simple Crab and Avocado Cakes or a traditional Cubano Sandwich.


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Argentinian Steak
25 Delicious Recipes for Argentinean Independence Day!

It's Argentina's Independence Day, and what an Independence Day it is! Though World Cup fever may – for now – generate more national pride than Independence Day, it's important to remember that it was on this day in 1816 that the Congress of Tucuman declared independence for the United Provinces of South America, a title that remains one of the legal names of the Argentine Republic. 


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July 4th cocktails
6 Amazing Cocktails to Celebrate the Fourth of July!

Oh, America the beautiful! If you’re anything like us, 4th of July potlucks and BBQs have already been coordinated and you can’t wait for some fireworks to light up your sky! 


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Cachaca
5 Amazing Cachaça Cocktails to Celebrate the World Cup!

The FIFA World Cup 2014 in Brazil is well underway, and what better way to honor the host country than by drinking their signature spirit, cachaça! Like rum, cachaça is a spirit made from distilled sugarcane that comes in white and aged varieties. But don’t get it confused, these two sweet sips have completely different flavor profiles. 


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