Latina Food, Latino Cuisine, Hispanic Cuisines, Latin-American Foods
By Bren Herrera | 05/11/2010 - 08:00
If you don’t walk away from this food column learning anything, please take in all the wonderful things about sofrito! It’ll end every argument you may have regarding the basic flavoring methods for Latin cuisine!
Growing up, there were two things my mother reiterated: “Stay out of the kitchen when I’m cooking beans in the pressure cooker, and don’t forget to make the sofrito!”
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 Verky Arcos | 05/03/2010 - 12:00
A Fish Called Avalon
700 Ocean Drive
Miami Beach, FL 33139-6220
I love Miami. The sexy people, the pool parties, and the warm weather keep me going back. One thing I don’t go for are the restaurants on Ocean Drive, where the employees are practically shoving food in your face to lure you in. However, while visiting the city I was meeting a friend in the area and decided to give this place, A Fish Called Avalon, a try.
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?