By The Latin Kitchen | 05/02/2013 - 13:25
Ah, Cinco de Mayo. A day of fun, food, and plenty of margaritas. This year, as you plan your fiesta, don't skimp on the snacks. Mexico has a rich and delicious cultural heritage that spans the gamut from small savory bites to indulgent sweets. So, while you're mixing up a pitcher of your favorite margarita, spend some time in the kitchen loading up on savory skirt steak tacos, fresh from the ocean ceviche tostadas, smoky chicken flautas, and plenty of warm tortillas to serve alongside with chunky, rich fresh guacamole and spicy salsas.
By The Latin Kitchen | 04/19/2013 - 10:25
Once upon a time, 420 (4:20 or 4/20) held special meaning for a select group of marijuana smoking insiders who were in on the toking. These days, however, with 18 states from Arizona to New Jersey, plus the District of Columbia, having legalized the use of medical marijuana, the definition of 420 is cult no more. Tomorrow, on April 20th (aka 4/20), there will be plenty of legit celebrations taking place from Atlantic to Pacific shores.
By Irina Gonzalez | 03/07/2013 - 16:30
This Saturday, March 9th, is National Meatball Day. Yes, we’re serious. And we think that the best way to celebrate this food holiday is with none other but our best albóndigas recipes. These six delicious recipes will have you licking your lips all day. Now, what are you waiting for? Let’s dig in!
By Latina Staff | 03/01/2013 - 10:53
Located at The James Royal Palm, one of South Beach's hottest new hotels, Catch Miami is a seafood lover's paradise. Top Chef winner and Executive Chef Hung Huynh's menu is influenced by cuisines all over the world, but his Ceviche, Tuna Tacos & Yucca Tater Tots all nod to Latin cuisine. Here's a recipe for one of our Catch Miami favorites, The Mahi Mahi Taco*!
*Tuna can also be substituted for Mahi Mahi.
By Samantha Leal | 02/22/2013 - 14:31
It's National Margarita Day! (Yes, it's a thing. Believe us, we were just as excited as you.) So now that you have the perfect excuse to drink a delicious marg, here are some recipes to get you going. What's better than a handcrafted margarita? Yeah, we couldn't think of anything either.
By Stephanie Nolasco | 02/13/2013 - 10:33
Looking to add some spark during a romantic dinner for two? Dimly lit candles may set the ideal mood, but the right dishes could add some fuego to your sheets. For thousands of years, various cultures throughout the world have relied on aphrodisiacs, or certain ingredients that can instantly stir up passion and desire. And while the idea of specific foods having the powerful to stimulate arousal is based on folklore, who doesn’t mind the idea of savoring oozing chocolate dipped in juicy strawberries for some added effect?
By Stacey Rivera | 01/25/2013 - 16:13
We Latinas do a lot of entertaining, and being entertained...and that almost always means food! We know, no recipe will ever taste exactly like abuela’s cooking, but whether you are hosting or visiting, there are some recipes every Latina should know!
These sixteen staples of our cuisine will take you from the dog days of summer to the chilly holiday season without missing a beat.
By Samantha Leal | 12/07/2012 - 15:33
Puerco pibil, or cochinita pibil, is a slow-roasted pork dish. Cochinita (small pig) pibil (to bury) literally translates to ‘buried whole suckling pig’. Traditionally, you should marinate the pork in the same manner as described but cook the whole pig wrapped in banana leaves underground with fire wood and hot stones for hours until tender. Recipe courtesy of Flavors of Belize: The Cookbook and Chef Sean Kuylen.