Lima, Peru
Lima, Peru Named a Top Travel Destination for 2012 by Frommers
By Adriana Rivera | 11/03/2011 - 15:20

While some people travel to Peru to experience classic tourist sites like Machu Picchu, many are traveling all the way to South America for some of the most exotic fusion cuisine on the planet. Frommers.com, a website that prides itself in providing unique travel destination information, has named Lima, Peru a top food and drink destination of 2012.


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Jencarlos Canela
EXCLUSIVE SNEAK PEEK: Jencarlos Canela on MTV Tr3s 'Rock Dinner'
By Lee Hernandez | 11/02/2011 - 16:55

Cuban singer Jencarlos Canela is making a special appearance tonight on MTV Tr3s’ Rock Dinner—a show that gives fans the opportunity to cook and spend an evening with one of their favorite celebs.

We spoke to the Cuban heartthrob earlier this week to get all of the delicious deets on his guest appearance (pun intended)—including what he thought of the meal prepared for him by his fans!


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Star Tracker: La La Anthony, Mariah Carey, Eva Longoria, and more!
Star Tracker: La La Anthony, Mariah Carey, Eva Longoria, and more!
By Amaris Castillo | 10/28/2011 - 12:30

Our cover girl La La Anthony shared some of her fave food spots recently with The Hollywood Reporter.


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WATCH: Eva Longoria Schools Jimmy Fallon on Tortilla Soup
WATCH: Eva Longoria Schools Jimmy Fallon on Tortilla Soup
By Amaris Castillo | 10/28/2011 - 09:30

Last night on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, our cover girl Eva Longoria shared details on her living situation, the end of Desperate Housewives – and even schooled the host Jimmy Fallon on tortilla soup.


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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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Star Tracker: Rosie Perez, Mario Lopez, Jessica Alba, and more!
Star Tracker: Rosie Perez, Mario Lopez, and Jessica Alba
By Amaris Castillo | 10/07/2011 - 12:55

— Our cover girl Rosie Perez is back! According to TV Line, the 47-year-old Nuyorican actress is set to guest star in the fourth season of Showtime’s Nurse Jackie. She will play a patient named Jules, who has an unusual diagnosis.


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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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Frita Cubana
Labor Day Recipe: Frita Cubana Burger
By Grace Bastidas | 09/01/2011 - 16:00

Labor Day marks the unofficial end of summer, so what better way to bid the season adieu than by treating your friends and family to the ultimate burger and firing up the grill one last time before the fall chill sets in?

Here, Julian Medina, consulting chef and owner of New York City’s Coppelia, shares his recipe for a beef patty loaded with pork, cheese and chimichurri mayo. Warning: You may need to keep a hammock nearby to take a nap after conquering one of these giant burgers.


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EXCLUSIVE: Susie Jimenez
EXCLUSIVE: Susie Jimenez of 'The Next Food Network Star' Talks Upbringing and Immigration
By Amaris Castillo | 08/17/2011 - 11:00

As a child, Susie Jimenez helped her Mexican parents pick fruit. Working alongside her family in the fields helped plant the seed for Jimenez’s long relationship with food, which culminated in a successful culinary career and most recently in her second place finish on The Next Food Network Star.  The 31-year-old California native lost to self-appointed “Sandwich King” Jeff Mauro on the show’s finale this past Sunday, but gained a ton of fans along the way.


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