Daisy Martinez Debuting New Cooking Show on the Food Network
By Mariela Rosario | 01/09/2009 - 16:15

Daisy Martinez, cookbook author and chef, will soon be serving up some more Latin flavor for the Food Network. Produced by Rachel Ray, Viva Daisy will premier this Saturday at 9:30AM and run for six weeks; the show is the Food Networks second so far to focus on Latino foods, in addition to Ingrid Hoffman's Simply Delicioso.

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Cilantro 101: Doreen Schools Us On the Cornerstone of Latin Herbs
By Mariela Rosario | 01/09/2009 - 14:00

Doreen Colondres is back to share some wisdom on the all important cilantro, a cornerstone for many Latin American recipes!

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New Year's Resolution for 2009? Eat More McDonald's!
By Dorkys Ramos | 01/06/2009 - 16:58

Listen up, fast food junkies. Turns out you don’t have to feel guilty each time you sneak off to Mickey D’s, even if you have resolved to eat healthier and lose weight!

Nutritionist Claudia Gonzalez, author of Gordito Doesn’t Mean Healthy: What Every Latina Mother Needs to Know to Raise Happy and Healthy Kids, says homemade meals aren’t automatically better than those dished out at fast food restaurants. In fact, it could make you gain more weight. “It all depends on what you choose so look at the options and make healthy selections,” she says.

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Cool Tool: The Hernan Molinillo
By Lori Hoffman | 12/17/2008 - 10:31

We’re loving this artsy and functional molinillo from Hernan LLC ($14, Dean & Deluca, 212-226-6800). But how do you use one of these sculptured wooden tools? It’s simple. Like a blender but quieter and easier to clean, the molinillo is a Mexican stirrer that you vigorously roll between your hands to froth chocolate drinks like hot cocoa and Champurrado.

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Carmen Rocha, Waitress Who Introduced USA to Nachos, Is Dead at 77
By Mariela Rosario | 10/17/2008 - 14:41

Carmen Rocha, a well known employee El Cholo Mexican restaurant in LA has passed away. The waitress, who started working at the restaurant in 1959, gained notoriety for a dish she would make for her favorite customers. Following a recipe she had picked up back in her hometown of San Antonio, TX, Rocha would layer tortilla wedges, cheddar cheese and jalapeno slices and serve them up as a special treat for her favorite customers. Before long, the dish became so popular that the Salisbury family (owners of El Cholo) added it onto their menu. And voilà, nachos were born!

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