4. Connecting with Latina bloggers: I'll be at the conference representing Latina magazine and, to be honest, one of the things I am really looking forward to is connecting with Latina bloggers. I am always interested in meeting new people, and particularly inspiring women who we might feature as Inspiring Latinas or use as freelance writers. And so I'm looking forward to connecting!
5. The Latest in Tech & Innovation: IAlthough I'll be mainly attending the Film section of SXSW, I am also really looking forward to the Interactive sessions. There I will get to learn about new technologies, who is making waves in social media and what I should be reading next. It's not a conference without innovation--and seeing the tech side of things will be particularly exciting.
As an added bonus, I got a preview of the The Official SXSW 2014 Interactive Cookbook , which was made with custom cookbook publishing platform Cookbook Create, and I wanted to share the recipe for Nana'a Frijoles Negros from Melissa Leon of The Pursuit of Everything.
Nana'a Frijoles Negros
This recipe comes from my grandmother-in-law Nana, who was born in the farmland of Cuba. She taught me this recipe to make her frijoles negro over the past two years. It is a simple process to soak and prepare the beans, but it is with love and effort that the frijoles become the staple of Cuban cuisine that everyone loves, especially AJ.