By Verky Arcos | 10/26/2010 - 18:00
The hottest table in New York City belongs to Mexican-born chef Cesar Ramirez, formerly the Executive Chef of famed restaurant Bouley. Ramirez, 40, was recently awarded two Michelin Stars for his 18-seat chef’s table at Brooklyn Fare—as if it wasn’t already tough to get a reservation! Getting awarded any stars in the Michelin Guide is a huge deal. It’s the oldest and most respected guide to fine dining in the world. With a tough rating system of one to three stars, many chefs strive their entire careers to be awarded just one.
By Mariela Rosario | 10/19/2010 - 10:10
Residents of Iztapalapa, Mexico just landed a Guinness World Record by building the globe's largest enchilada. They broke the record with a 230-feet long rolled corn tortilla enchilada, with fillings that weighed in at one ton. It was stuffed with everything from onions, serrano chilis, tomatillos and avocado to a variety of salsas. Yum, we're getting hungry just thinking about it!
By Bren Herrera | 09/14/2010 - 15:15
Fall is just about here and the leaves aren't the only things that change with the new season. Our diet changes too!
While it may seem a bit premature, hot soup is one of the first delightful treats of the season. It's the perfect comfort food and any bit of time devoted to making it is well worth it. I recently received a few recipe cards, one of them was for a carrot orange soup with tarragon, so I decided to make it with my own twist. Theirs had much more orange juice than I was comfortable adding, and, to my surprise, no ginger!
By Bren Herrera | 09/09/2010 - 11:15
Beans are a huge staple in Latin American cuisine. In guizado, potaje, or even refried in traditional Mexican dishes—they're tasty, healthy and a great source of protein.
For a soiree I hosted some time ago, I had a good Latina friend make a red bean salad. I wasn't expecting much—after all you can use canned beans! But, between the crunch of the green pepper, the aromatic flavors of the cilantro and the olive oil and the tang of the vinegar, it was divine.For those of us that don’t like traditional green leaf salads (like myself), this is a killer option!
By Bren Herrera | 09/01/2010 - 10:00
Labor Day is this weekend, and most of America will find itself begging to get in at least one more outdoor party, smokey bbq or evening soiree. No doubt all of summer's best dishes will make a strong cameo appearance.
By Bren Herrera | 08/26/2010 - 15:00
In my relentless effort to enjoy a few more of the joys summer brings before the season changes, it occurred to me that frosty drinks are a simple way to stay attached to that airy feeling. For me, anything with a hint of sweetness and unexpected aromatic infusions help me get through an otherwise sticky day.
By Janel Martinez | 08/18/2010 - 13:35
Last week Dora the Explorer celebrated her 10th birthday—10 years of taking kids along with her on her many adventures! Now Dora and her friends will get the little ones dabbling in the kitchen and eating a balanced diet with her latest endeavor, Dora & Diego Let’s Cook (Wiley Spiral-Bound Hardcover, $17) hitting stores Monday, August 23.
By Bren Herrera | 08/17/2010 - 13:00
By Bren Herrera | 08/10/2010 - 08:00
The other night, I found myself debating whether I should eat out or make something for mi misma. Eating out is sometimes more of a hassle than just conjuring up a meal from a variety of foods in my fridge. Having different types of ingredients lends itself to playing around with the various flavors and ending up with a great fusion dish. If your fridge looks anything like mine (I believe in wasting nada!) you, too, can play around and come up with a simple, yet great dinner.
By Verky Arcos | 08/09/2010 - 15:30
After a five-day tour of the southern region of Spain, First Lady Michelle Obama and her daughter, Sasha, ended their vacation yesterday with lunch at Spain’s royal family retreat on the resort island of Mallorca. King Juan Carlos, who gave a warm welcome to the First Lady by kissing her hand, Queen Sophia, and the fashionable Princess Letizia, greeted them.