By Bren Herrera | 06/08/2010 - 08:00 | 4 Comments
I recently found a "What's In" insert in an American fashion magazine where the paleta was lauded as the new Mexican gourmet fruit bar to indulge in this summer. Hardly gourmet, let me put you on to something if you don't already know: This is old news to us Latinas, especially if you grew up in a traditional Latin home! (How many of you had...
By Bren Herrera | 05/11/2010 - 08:00 | 14 Comments
If you don’t walk away from this food column learning anything, please take in all the wonderful things about sofrito! It’ll end every argument you may have regarding the basic flavoring methods for Latin cuisine!
Growing up, there...
By Dolores | 05/10/2010 - 16:17 | 0 Comments
I’m a Puerto Rican dating a non-Latino. Things are going pretty well, except at the dinner table. He only eats pizza, chicken or pasta. When he comes to family dinners he looks at the food in disgust and hardly touches the pernil and arroz con gandules. It makes me feel bad because my family’s always asking me why he...
By Bren Herrera | 05/05/2010 - 16:17 | 4 Comments
Today is a good day to celebrate Mexicans and their contributions to this country! With all that’s going on in Arizona (against all Latinos) Cinco de Mayo couldn’t have come at a better time.
To that end, let’s talk about some of Mexico’s beloved indigenous foods...
By Elayne Fluker | 05/04/2010 - 16:30 | 6 Comments
Buzzed about chef Bren Herrera grew up in a very Latin home—speaking mostly Spanish with her family. Born in Havana, Cuba, and raised in the suburbs of DC, Bren realized at an early age she wanted to entertain people and that she had a love and a natural talent for cooking. She started mirroring her mother in the kitchen when she was only 8, and her first...
By Verky Arcos | 04/28/2010 - 08:00 | 0 Comments
230 Main Street
Asbury Park, NJ 07712
One of my besties, Denise Ramirez, was premiering in an independent movie, Icegrill, USA, in Central Jersey. Although it was quite a distance from NYC, we had to support our girl, so a few friends and I...
By Verky Arcos | 04/16/2010 - 08:00 | 1 Comment
1805 Haight St
San Francisco, CA 94117
I just got word that Parada 22, a Latin eatery serving authentic Puerto Rican fare in San Fran, will soon open its doors! This restaurant is brought to us by Alex Jackson (chef of Weird Fish and The Corner) and fellow Puerto Rican Philipe Belber (owner of Cha Cha Cha...
By Verky Arcos | 04/09/2010 - 08:00 | 0 Comments
Gansevoort South Beach Hotel
2377 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139
We all know The Gansevoort is one of the hottest spots in South Beach, so of course the STK restaurant in the hotel is the place to see and be seen. The moment you walk through the doors you'll...