Latina Food, Latino Cuisine, Hispanic Cuisines, Latin-American Foods

 
Eight Vote Win: What Iowa Teaches Us about the Importance of Voting
By Viviana Hurtado | 01/05/2012 - 10:09

How many times have you heard, or even thought: “I’m not going to vote because...”

“I don’t have time.”

“My vote doesn’t count.”

“The candidates don’t reflect my views.”


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EXCLUSIVE: Food Network
EXCLUSIVE: Food Network's Marcela Valladolid On Family-Friendly Holiday Food
By Amaris Castillo | 12/02/2011 - 15:00

It can be difficult to figure out which Latino foods are the most family-friendly for the holidays. We’re talking about dishes that will have the whole family salivating at the mouth! So we turned to Marcela Valladolid, host of Food Network’s Mexican Made Easy for advice.


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EXCLUSIVE: Food Network
EXCLUSIVE: Food Network's Marcela Valladolid On Holiday Cooking With Your Family
By Amaris Castillo | 11/25/2011 - 10:00

Whenever the holiday season arrives, questions about food begin to slither their way into our heads. How do you make the sometimes-daunting task of cooking for your family an enjoyable experience? What to do with leftovers?

You get the deal.

We brought our questions recently to Marcela Valladolid, host of Food Network’s Mexican Made Easy. The 33-year-old Mexican American chef, who usually spends her Thanksgiving holidays with her tia in Tijuana, Mexico, had plans to visit Las Vegas with family this year.


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Classic Latin Recipe: Roast Pavochón with Giblet Gravy
By Mariela Rosario | 11/22/2011 - 12:15

In the grand tradition of delicious Latin cooking, we wanted to share our very favorite way to prepare our Thanksgiving turkey. Sure, turkey cooking fads come and go—some choose to fry their birds whole, other go exotic with a Tandoori twist, but we just love the traditional pavochón!

A pavochón is marinated and cooked as if were lechón...in other words, absolutely delicious!


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Roast Pavo
Classic Latin Recipe: Roast Pavochón with Giblet Gravy
By Latina Staff | 11/22/2011 - 10:00

Also called a pavochón, this turkey is marinated and cooked as if were lechón.


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Latino Holiday Table
Plan the Perfect Holiday Party!
By Latina Staff | 11/18/2011 - 12:38

Here are some delicious drinks and recipes to help you plan a picture perfect holiday soiree for you and your loved ones.

First gather everything you will need and follow these easy tips:

Plan and Prep

Create a realistic party budget and map out a detailed to-do list. Most of your hors d’oeuvres and ingredients for cocktails should be prepped well in advance of party time, so you’re able to relax and give guests your full attention when they arrive.

Drinks


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Latino-Inspired Thanksgiving
A Latino-Inspired Thanksgiving
By Latina Staff | 11/17/2011 - 09:00

Give the American Holiday a twist with some of our favorite Latin-American side dishes.


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3 Ways to Whip Up Yuca
3 Ways to Whip Up Yuca
By Latina Staff | 10/14/2011 - 20:14

Latino, African and Caribbean cultures have been serving up terrific yuca dishes for thousands of years. Fresh yuca is now readily available in supermarkets but if you are still unsure about preparing yuca, you can find it peeled and ready-to-go in the freezer section. Try these easy recipes and let us know what you think!


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Guess Which Country Made the World’s Largest Shrimp Cocktail
By Amaris Castillo | 10/05/2011 - 14:30

We’re suddenly hungry. The World Records Academy reports that a coastal city in Mexico has set the world record for the largest shrimp cocktail. It was huge.


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EXCLUSIVE: Marcela Chef
EXCLUSIVE: Food Network's Marcela Valladolid On Growing Up On the Border
By Amaris Castillo | 10/03/2011 - 08:00

Marcela Valladolid grew up with her feet firmly planted in two worlds—she was raised in Tijuana, Mexico but attended school in San Diego, California. This melding of two cultures would later serve as the seed for the Mexican American chef’s culinary career. At 18, Valladolid was an architecture student but after working as an assistant at her aunt’s culinary school in Mexico, she dropped out to pursue her dream.


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