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

 
Flanboyant Eats with Bren: Why Pop Culture is Hooked on Paletas
By Bren Herrera | 06/08/2010 - 08:00

I recently found a "What's In" insert in an American fashion magazine where the paleta was lauded as the new Mexican gourmet fruit bar to indulge in this summer. Hardly gourmet, let me put you on to something if you don't already know: This is old news to us Latinas, especially if you grew up in a traditional Latin home! (How many of you had paletas right after jumping sprinklers or playing jacks?)


Read more
Taste Testing: "Viva la Vida"
By Diana Delatorre | 05/31/2010 - 10:00

Viva La Vida is not just a nifty Coldplay tune, it's also a fairly useful cookbook. Colombian chef Rafael Palomino's sophomore effort, Viva la Vida: Festive Recipes for Entertaining Latin Style, offers easy to follow recipes for entertaining—Latin style.  The brain behind Sonora restaurant, Chef Palomino's dishes takes his reader on a culinary roadtrip of Latin American flavors and traditions using a basic and accessible approach.


Read more
Table Talk: Cienfuegos
By Verky Arcos | 05/28/2010 - 08:35

Cienfuegos

95 Avenue A
New York, NY 10009-6107
(212) 614-6818

Who doesn't like great (Latin) food and cool "scene-y" spots? Especially when they're top secret! To enter Cienfuegos, the new Cuban rum bar/restaurant that recently opened in NYC, you have to enter the secretive location through the back of the Carteles sandwich shop. (No, seriously.) Show your ID, hope that there's availability--as its first come first serve--and finally get escorted up the stairs to a place that resembles Candyland/ Barbieworld, only more chic.  


Read more
Flanboyant Eats with Bren: Girl Meets Grill
By Bren Herrera | 05/26/2010 - 17:15

When it comes to making flan and using the pressure cooker to make mean, savory meals, I have it mastered. But, I have to admit, there are still a few cooking methods that have me stumped. I used to think grilling was one of them. For the longest, it was almost another language to me. You know how we, as women, think: That’s for the guys to handle—turning on the gas, lighting up the fire, brushing the food, shuffling hot charcoal, etc. 


Read more
Girl Meets Grill
By Bren Herrera | 05/26/2010 - 16:29

Memorial Day weekend kicks off grilling season! But if you don’t have a huge backyard (or a park nearby!) that gives you open space for firing up a monster grill, don't worry. Our food columnist Bren Herrera has the tools and tips you’ll need to get started right in your home.


Read more
Gourmet Latino Festival
By Verky Arcos | 05/21/2010 - 14:38

Gastronomy has become the new craze in the US within the past several years, and food & wine festivals have been popping up everywhere on the map. So it's surprising that as much of a "foodie" culture that we are, there has never been a legit prominent festival of celebrating Latin cuisine. I mean, what better way to celebrate and showcase Latin culture than by way of food, drinks and music? 


Read more
The Secret to Rick Bayless's Oaxacan Mole
By Mariela Rosario | 05/20/2010 - 19:00

Last night at the White House State Dinner honoring Mexico, Rick Bayless treated President's Obama and Calderon to his legendary black mole, which he learned how to make from his favorite chile seller in the Oaxacan street market, Panchita.


Read more
Rick Bayless to Prepare Modern Mexican Feast for White House State Dinner
By Mariela Rosario | 05/19/2010 - 17:00

Yes, we have the menu! Renowned Chicago Chef Rick Bayless has been tapped by the First family to prepare the meal for the administration's second official state dinner. The White House will host Mexican President Felipe Calderon and first lady Margarita Zavala, so Chef Bayless, known for his superb Mexican dishes and a favorite of the Obamas, was a logical choice.


Read more
Flanboyant Eats with Bren: Red Snapper Escoviche
By Bren Herrera | 05/18/2010 - 08:00

I’ve always loved red snapper, especially at Thai restaurants. Haven’t had it in a while, but it’s the one thing I love to order every other visit. Cuban and Latin Americans eat pargo any kind of way, but I don’t remember my mother ever really making it. Short of recently seeing it prepared in avocado in a Cuban cookbook, I had kind of “back-burnered” it from my top culinary choices.


Read more
Table Talk: Loca
By Verky Arcos | 05/14/2010 - 12:52

Loca Restaurant

Dubai Marine Beach Resort & Spa, Jumeirah, Dubai

Jumeirah, Dubai

04 - 3461111 / 04 - 3458808

I know this location seems far away, but its unique appeal and authentic cuisine make it well worth mentioning.


Read more