Latina Food, Latino Cuisine, Hispanic Cuisines, Latin-American Foods
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 Irina Gonzalez | 11/24/2013 - 12:00
Have you heard all of the excitement over Mexican coke? The growing popularity of the hecho en Mexico soda can't be disputed. Available now anywhere from your corner bodega to fancy NYC bakery Momofuku Milk Bar, we sat down to do the ultimate face-off.
By The Latin Kitchen | 11/21/2013 - 09:30
The 14th annual Latin Grammys will take place tonight at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. In attendance will be nominees and musicians spanning the Latin music scene, among them Marc Anthony, Pitbull, Daddy Yankee, Gaby Moreno and Carlos Vives.
By Dan Koday | 11/17/2013 - 11:52
On Thursday night, I got an exclusive preview of the 100 Montaditos restaurant about to open its doors on Bleeker Street in NYC. So in case you're unaware, what exactly is a montadito?
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.