By Bren Herrera | 05/05/2010 - 16:17
Today is a good day to celebrate Mexicans and their contributions to this country! With all that’s going on in Arizona (against all Latinos) Cinco de Mayo couldn’t have come at a better time.
To that end, let’s talk about some of Mexico’s beloved indigenous foods and spirits. Tequila, for starters, made from the agave plant, is usually the liquor of choice. And then there are Margaritas—tons and tons of Margaritas.
And what about guac?
By Elayne Fluker | 05/04/2010 - 16:30
Buzzed about chef Bren Herrera grew up in a very Latin home—speaking mostly Spanish with her family. Born in Havana, Cuba, and raised in the suburbs of DC, Bren realized at an early age she wanted to entertain people and that she had a love and a natural talent for cooking. She started mirroring her mother in the kitchen when she was only 8, and her first job as a teen was waiting tables at a Latin restaurant in the Washington, DC area.
By Mariela Rosario | 03/18/2010 - 18:00
Gorgeous Chef Marcela Valladolid is the Food Network's latest cooking star! With a new show entitled Mexican Made Easy, and a fantastic cookbook, Fresh Mexico out in book stores now, the fashion-plate, chef, mother and TV personality is at the top of the world. We chatted with Marcela about how she got into the business of cooking and how she keeps it sexy and sabroso in the kitchen.
How did you get into cooking? What made you decide to become a chef?
By Diana Delatorre | 02/05/2010 - 17:07
Early in his career, chef Jose Andres trained at the legendary El Bulli under none other than the famed Ferran Adria. Hearing the announcement that El Bulli will close for the next two years, I felt wistful for a taste of Spain and a bit depressed that I may never have the chance to eat at one of the world's best restaurants. Luckily, I found just the remedy with Andres's Tapas: A Taste of Spain in America.
By Diana Delatorre | 09/25/2009 - 15:00
Justice Sonia Sotomayor's appointment to the Supreme Court got me thinking about all the strong Latina role models I know. One of these women, Chef Michelle Bernstein, is the brain behind two of my favorite restaurants in my hometown of Miami, Michy's and Sra. Martinez. You have to love a beautiful dancer who willingly hangs up her ballet shoes and tutu in favor of an apron and the hustle and bustle of a commercial kitchen. At least, I do!
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 09/16/2009 - 14:50
Actress Jennifer Aniston hopes to put her celebrity to good use and open a Mexican restaurant in New York City one day. What are her qualifications, you ask? She “loves Mexican food,” Aniston told Conan O’Brien during a visit to his show Tuesday night. According to the actress, New York is lacking in the good Mexican food department—sorta. “New York needs a Mexican,” Aniston began before catching herself and continuing, “New York City needs a good…well, they’ve got a couple great ones, but you know. ” Not really, but OK!
By Mariela Rosario | 08/20/2009 - 10:57
Nikai, owner of the Bow Wow deli, never dreamed she'd open up a restaurant just for dogs when she moved to Mexico City with her chef husband six year ago, but after adopting an African greyhound with a sensitive stomach she became passionate about canine cuisine.
“It’s the same thing as when you have your first baby; you become very sensitive to food,” says Nikai. After baking her pooch a personalized birthday cake, orders started rolling in from her friends who wanted to spoil their best friends as well. The rest, as they say, is history!
By Diana Delatorre | 05/01/2009 - 10:15
New Orleans is a city bounded by bayous, countless canals and the mighty Mississippi so it's no wonder that Ralph Brennan's New Orleans Seafood Cookbook highlights the bounty of these waters. Truly a melting pot, the people of New Orleans are descended from French, Canadian, Spanish, Haitian, Native American, Italian and African peoples and this fusion is best exemplified by the city's marvelous music and food.