By The Latin Kitchen | 12/05/2013 - 09:00
It's sprinkled on chicken, mixed into rice, massaged into pernil. It's the ubiquitous Latin spice: adobo. If you didn't grow up in a household where the adobo flowed freely: adobo is an all-purpose seasoning and though recipes vary, it's usually made with salt, pepper, garlic, cumin, and a few other dried spices. You can make your own or find the bottled stuff in nearly every grocery store across America. And when we say all-purpose, we mean it. You'll be hard pressed to find a Latin dinner without adobo.
By The Latin Kitchen | 11/27/2013 - 09:28
Thanksgiving tables are always overflowing with luscious eats from perfectly roasted turkey,pernil, and potatoes to stuffing, cranberry sauce, and biscuits. Use those holiday leftoversto update, transform, and create new favorites and take those already-delicious extras to the next level.
By Irina Gonzalez | 11/27/2013 - 09:00
Celebrating the holidays has never been easier than with this big-batch of PAMA Paloma, a delicious Latin-style punch made with Del Maguey Crema (a perfectly smoky mezcal) and PAMA Pomegranate Liqueur. Created by New York City-based mixologist Leo DeGoff, of the new restaurant APT-13, in order to help make your holiday entertaining stress-free, this delicious cocktail is perfect for that big family gathering or your annual Christmas party.
By Dan Koday | 11/26/2013 - 12:23
Thanksgiving is not only about the food, but also about the experience and the moments you create around the dinner table. Latinos don't usually need a particular reason to plan a family get-together, but Thanksgiving is the perfect excuse to combine some of our Latin flavors with an American custom.
In most homes, the Thanksgiving menu often features classic recipes like turkey and mashed potatoes. To help you host your perfect Día de las Gracias with a Latin twist, we asked Chef Silvana Salcido Esparza, owner and chef of Barrio Café in Phoenix and Barrio Queen in Scottsdale, AZ to share one of her favorite turkey recipes for the holiday.
By The Latin Kitchen | 11/14/2013 - 12:17
In December, most Latin households overflow with the traditional Christmas spirit. It seeps out in the form of nativity scenes, advent calendars, and solemn pilgrimages to midnight mass (followed by a joyful Noche Buena). But for the hundreds of thousands of Jewish Latinos, the details of the holiday season, of Chanukah, look quite different, though the spirit remains the same.
By The Latin Kitchen | 11/07/2013 - 14:49
While the classic Thanksgiving dinner is appealing to many who rely on the comfort of tradition, others may find themselves feeling less than thrilled at the thought of an old fashioned menu and fall table settings. Although Thanksgiving isn’t celebrated in Spain or in Latin American countries, people of Spanish or Latin American ancestry often celebrate the holiday, incorporating foods and ingredients from their heritage into a unique twist on the holiday dinner.
By Irina Gonzalez | 11/01/2013 - 17:10
For the next two days, families are gathering to celebrate Dia de los Muertos by remembering friends and family members who have passed on. And along with the classic sugar skulls--food plays a big role. Ingrid Hoffmann, host of the Univision’s Delicioso and author of Latin D'Lite: Delicious Latin Recipes with a Healthy Twist, shares her favorite recipe for Mexican Pork Pozole. The hominy-based stew, usually made with pork shoulder, is also perfect to warm you up this time of year. Ingrid recommends that you set bowls of shredded cabbage, avocado, radishes, chopped cilantro and lime wedges on the table so each person can flavor their Pozole as they wish. And don't forget to keep plenty of tortillas and Mexican beer on hand!
By The Latin Kitchen | 10/31/2013 - 15:39
There's nothing like home cooking, bites that remind us of mama and abuela or Saturday nights spent at the kitchen table, sharing good food and good stories. Cuba, with it's rich cultural heritage and delicious culinary traditions has given us some of those well known Latin dishes we all grew up with: ropa vieja, anyone? In an effort to celebrate all that Cuba has to offer, we've rounded up some of our favorite and most irresistible Cuban recipes.