By Bren Herrera | 09/14/2010 - 15:15 | 0 Comments
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...
By Bren Herrera | 09/09/2010 - 11:15 | 0 Comments
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...
By Bren Herrera | 09/01/2010 - 10:00 | 3 Comments
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. The grilled steak, the amazing sauces those bisecs ...
By Bren Herrera | 08/26/2010 - 15:00 | 0 Comments
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.
But instead of sipping on the average cocktail, why not...
By Elayne Fluker | 08/19/2010 - 15:00 | 1 Comment
Cocktail party, passed hors d'ouerves, sit-down dinner—though summer is winding down we know that you continue to get together with your friends and family to enjoy good food and good times! So tell us your party-planning secrets!
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By Bren Herrera | 08/17/2010 - 13:00 | 1 Comment
There was a lot of political debate last week about the First Lady's use (or not) of her better judgment when she decided to take a summery vacation with friends to España. I personally thought the timing of the trip was a bit suspicious, as it took place during her husband's birthday week. But, who knows if he padded her puffy skirt pockets with lots of dough for her...
By Bren Herrera | 07/27/2010 - 13:00 | 1 Comment
The weather right now is stifling in most parts of Eastern U.S., which, for me, means eating and drinking chilly offerings. Hot main entrees are okay; but adding a room temperature or chilled dish will cool down the collective heat. This summer salad fits the bill perfectly.
When I teach cooking classes in Atlanta, one of the challenges is coming up with...
By Bren Herrera | 07/20/2010 - 08:00 | 3 Comments
I have to admit that one of the best things about being Cuban is our cuisine. Recently, a renowned chef and instructor based in Las Vegas sent me a message on Facebook to get my thoughts on food accessibility on my native island.
I sighed and told him that the best place to get the real deal and authentic Cuban food is actually here in the States—not at a restaurant...
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