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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Fave Foods
Our Celebs Share Their Fave Latin Dishes
By Amaris Castillo | 08/05/2011 - 11:00

Everyone has a favorite food. Maybe its something only abuelita can make, or maybe it’s a traditional dish from your home country, but inevitably, just the thought of that treasured dish gets you drooling. 

Well, celebs are just the same! Check out our list of some of our favorite Latino celebrities and the foods that make their mouths water:


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10 Latinas Tell us Where to Get The Best Cafe Con Leche in the U.S.
10 Latinas On Where to Get The Best Cafe Con Leche in the U.S.
By Mariela Rosario | 08/04/2011 - 12:00

We polled our Facebook readers to find out where to get a perfect, steaming cup of cafe con leche from coast to coast and you all responded in droves!

Here are suggestions from ten Latinas on where to get some great Latin coffee, from Los Angeles to Texas to the Bronx, NY:

Laura Martinez La Duni in Dallas, Texas has the best cafe con leche!! ♥


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Pati's Mexican Table: Traditional Tres Leches
Pati's Mexican Table: Traditional Tres Leches
By Pati Jinich | 06/28/2011 - 17:03

We were looking for a sweet summertime treat and we asked our food contributor Pati Jinich for her favorite treat. Her response? The cold, delicious Tres Leches cake! Check out her blog below to learn how to make this traditional Latino desert:


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Pati’s Mexican Table: Tasty Tequila, Cream & Chipotle Shrimp
By Pati Jinich | 06/18/2011 - 09:00

We like to impress with our food, but we don’t like to be stuck in the kitchen. So we asked food contributor Pati Jinich for an easy summer recipe that would wow a crowd.

Growing up, we always used to fight over shrimp—it was a special Sunday dish we all looked forward to. For our family gatherings, my abuelita used to bring the shrimp to the table and hold the platter high above her head so no one could sneak any extras.


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Latino Hangover Cures
The 5 Best Latin American Hangover Cures
By Grace Bastidas | 06/08/2011 - 16:00

You know the consequences—blazing headache, nausea, dry mouth, upset stomach, red eyes, muscle pain—and still, you decide to do one more kamikaze shot. And while you may not end up in Bangkok like the boys from The Hangover Part II, you will most likely end up hovering over your toilet. Thankfully we have the best Latin American cures for even the most persistent of hangovers.

Menudo in Mexico


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On Pati's Mexican Table: Ancho Chile Hamburger with Lime Aioli.
On Pati's Mexican Table: Ancho Chile Hamburger with Lime Aioli
By Pati Jinich | 05/20/2011 - 14:02

We are so excited to be able to get outside and grill again so we asked food contributor Pati Jinich for one of her favorite summer recipes:  


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Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Our New Food Contributor, Pati Jinich of 'Pati's Mexican Table'!
By Patricia Jinich | 05/03/2011 - 16:00

Latina.com is so excited to announce our new partnership with Patricia Jinich of PBS's Pati's Mexican Table (check here for local listings). She'll be posting delicious recipes and cooking tips with us every other week, so be sure to check in frequently for her updates. First up is a tasty Cinco de Mayo Treat:


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