Latina Food, Latino Cuisine, Hispanic Cuisines, Latin-American Foods
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 11/10/2010 - 15:20
Latino food has always been a big hit in the U.S., but it has never been as huge as it is now! With the U.S. Latino population standing at 40 million strong, more and more Latino chefs are opening their own restaurants, starring in TV shows and publishing great cookbooks. Want to know who our top chefs are, or how the Nuevo Latino cuisine explosion began?
Here are the new faces—and some familiar ones—at the forefront of the next Latino food revolution.
By Bren Herrera | 10/27/2010 - 16:00
Pumpkin Flan Recipe
While savory meals keep the heart warm and the stomach satisfied, there is nothing like finishing up your evening with a luscious dessert. When it comes to pumpkin, the best dessert to highlight is the famous Latin flan!
The flavors of the smooth pumpkin, cinnamon and nutmeg come together for the perfect fall treat.
By Verky Arcos | 10/26/2010 - 18:00
The hottest table in New York City belongs to Mexican-born chef Cesar Ramirez, formerly the Executive Chef of famed restaurant Bouley. Ramirez, 40, was recently awarded two Michelin Stars for his 18-seat chef’s table at Brooklyn Fare—as if it wasn’t already tough to get a reservation! Getting awarded any stars in the Michelin Guide is a huge deal. It’s the oldest and most respected guide to fine dining in the world. With a tough rating system of one to three stars, many chefs strive their entire careers to be awarded just one.
By Mariela Rosario | 10/19/2010 - 10:10
Residents of Iztapalapa, Mexico just landed a Guinness World Record by building the globe's largest enchilada. They broke the record with a 230-feet long rolled corn tortilla enchilada, with fillings that weighed in at one ton. It was stuffed with everything from onions, serrano chilis, tomatillos and avocado to a variety of salsas. Yum, we're getting hungry just thinking about it!
By Bren Herrera | 09/24/2010 - 10:00
Fall is my favorite season. Some really delicious vegetables are readily available and it’s the perfect time to go to farmer’s markets to pick the freshest and ripest ingredients. In my parent's house, we grew up eating butternut squash, or calabaza a LOT. It was mostly made into mashes, but on some occasions, mami would would roast them and season them with incredible herbs and spices.
By Wendy G. Ramunno | 09/16/2010 - 14:00
The Mexican Torta and Cemita are savory, rich—and worth ditching your diet for.
1 lb. Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and diced small
5 oz. fresh Mexican chorizo, casings removed
1 can (15 oz.) pinto beans with liquid
By Bren Herrera | 09/14/2010 - 15:15
Fall is just about here and the leaves aren't the only things that change with the new season. Our diet changes too!
While it may seem a bit premature, hot soup is one of the first delightful treats of the season. It's the perfect comfort food and any bit of time devoted to making it is well worth it. I recently received a few recipe cards, one of them was for a carrot orange soup with tarragon, so I decided to make it with my own twist. Theirs had much more orange juice than I was comfortable adding, and, to my surprise, no ginger!
By Bren Herrera | 09/09/2010 - 11:15
Beans are a huge staple in Latin American cuisine. In guizado, potaje, or even refried in traditional Mexican dishes—they're tasty, healthy and a great source of protein.
For a soiree I hosted some time ago, I had a good Latina friend make a red bean salad. I wasn't expecting much—after all you can use canned beans! But, between the crunch of the green pepper, the aromatic flavors of the cilantro and the olive oil and the tang of the vinegar, it was divine.For those of us that don’t like traditional green leaf salads (like myself), this is a killer option!
By Bren Herrera | 09/01/2010 - 10:00
Labor Day is this weekend, and most of America will find itself begging to get in at least one more outdoor party, smokey bbq or evening soiree. No doubt all of summer's best dishes will make a strong cameo appearance.
By Bren Herrera | 08/26/2010 - 15:00
In my relentless effort to enjoy a few more of the joys summer brings before the season changes, it occurred to me that frosty drinks are a simple way to stay attached to that airy feeling. For me, anything with a hint of sweetness and unexpected aromatic infusions help me get through an otherwise sticky day.