The Latin Kitchen

Tour Cartagena, Colombia with a Dessert Spoon and a Napkin!
Tour Cartagena, Colombia with a Dessert Spoon and a Napkin!

Cartagena, Colombia's Centro Historico has emerged as a major dining destination in recent years, with restaurant recommendations flooding the foodie blogosphere. But where do you go if you want a little sugar? Here, our picks for the colonial city's best spots to satisfy your sweet tooth.  

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How is Mezcal Made? We're Glad You Asked
How is Mezcal Made? We're Glad You Asked

Unless you’ve not left your house in the last year, you know that Mezcal is the sexy sip du jour. The sophisticated but approachable Mexican spirit seems to be on bar shelves and in cocktails everywhere. But do you know where and how it's made? In fact, making mezcal is an ages old process that involves little more than Mother Nature, copper stills, and patience.   

Here, a look at the low-tech making of mezcal.


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Tour Veracruz, Mexico's Coffee-Rich Mountains!
Tour Veracruz, Mexico's Coffee-Rich Mountains!

Located on the Gulf of Mexico, Veracruz, Mexico is the country's oldest and most historical port since European colonization. Now home to almost 600,000 people of African, Mexican, and Spanish backgrounds, its rich cultural diversity, mild climate, and lush hillsides make it an ideal travel destination. The latter two also endow Veracruz with an abundance of natural resources that make it ripe for profitable farming.


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5 Fun Halloween Party Snacks For Kids
5 Fun Halloween Party Snacks For Kids

Boo!

Halloween is quickly approaching, bringing glowing jack-o-lanterns, screeching ghosts, flying witches, and more than a few ghouls, goblins, and trolls along for the ride. It's time to spin those spider webs, add the finishing touches to your costume, and, of course, prepare for a spooky, scary and sweet Halloween fiesta that the whole family with enjoy. 


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12 Decadent Recipes For National Chocolate Day
12 Decadent Recipes For National Chocolate Day

Let's face it: no one goes trick-or-treating in the hopes of getting apples. Everyone dreams of chocolate when they venture out in their well-planned costumes on a chilly October evening! 

But today, those fun-sized chocolate bars and foil-wrapped Hershey Kisses just won't cut it. Today is National Chocolate Day,  and this is cause for celebration... and indulgence! 


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10 Divine Gifts For Day of the Dead
10 Divine Gifts For Day of the Dead

Dia de los Muertoscelebrated from Oct. 31 to Nov. 2, is a special Mexican holiday that seeks to remember and celebrate friends and family members who have passed on. For all its sadness, the holiday is a colorful, festive way to rejoice in the memory of those we've loved and lost.


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7 Dishes For Dia De Los Muertos
7 Dishes For Dia De Los Muertos

Dia de los Muertos, for all its sadness, is a colorful and festive way to remember departed loved ones and to rejoice in their memories. It's a time when you pull a little closer to your family. There are celebrations, laughter, spectacle and, of course, tons of food.


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4 Mexican Recipes You've Never Made (But Should!)
4 Mexican Recipes You've Never Made (But Should!)

What do you think of when you think of Mexican food

For many, the first things that come to mind are tacos, salsa and guacamole. Though these are significant aspects of Mexican cuisine, they are not all Mexican cuisine. In Mexico, The Cookbook, culinary ambassador Margarita Carillo Arronte exposes the breadth and variety of Mexican cooking with more than 700 recipes ranging from snacks and street foods, to starters and salads, to breads, pastries, seafood and desserts.


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7 Crazy and Creative Tacos!
7 Crazy and Creative Taco Recipes

Don't get us wrong, we can eat tacos al pastor all night long, and have done so on multiple occasions. But, there's something extra special about trying new taco recipes made with surprising and delicious ingredients! In fact, this is one of the best things about tacos: there's something for everyone.


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Mark Sanchez of the Philadelphia Eagles
NFL Athletes Reveal Their Favorite Tailgating Recipes!

Football season has officially begun! Before you watch your favorite athletes toss a pigskin, get ready to tailgate with their favorite Latin recipes.


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