Eat, Pray and Love Your Way Through Latin America
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 08/10/2010 - 14:00

It seems like every girl in the country is gearing up to watch Julia Roberts find herself while traveling in Italy, India and Indonesia in Eat Pray Love. While the movie’s trailer shows some incredible food and drop-dead gorgeous locations, we couldn’t help but think that when it comes to both (as well as thousand-year-old spiritual traditions) those places have nothing on Latin America.


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Sofia Vergara & Gordon Ramsay Argue Over Dulce de Leche
By Mariela Rosario | 08/05/2010 - 17:00

Sofia Vergara visited The Tonight Show yesterday and in place of her usual gift of Colombian coffee for host Jay Leno, she brought some homestyle dulce de leche.

Unfortunately, Gordon Ramsay was the other guest that night and after Vergara graciously offered the notoriously cranky chef a taste of the Latin specialty, he spit it out!  To which Sofia rightfully responded, "¡Ven, pero este tipo no respeta!"

Watch the interaction below and tell us what you think.


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Table Talk: Sante Fe
By Verky Arcos | 07/17/2010 - 10:00

Sante Fe

73 West 71st Street
New York, NY 10023
(212) 724.0822

santefe71.com

The décor of Sante Fe is understated, with sand colored walls, a few ethnic artifacts and white tablecloths, but that's not why people visit this popular eatery in NYC. It's all about the food—contemporary Mexican cuisine.


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Get the Scoop on La La and Carmelo's Wedding Cake
By Kathryn Papanek | 07/15/2010 - 12:00

When La La Vazquez and Carmelo Anthony tied the knot last weekend in New York City, they topped off the stylish celebration with a beautiful red and gold wedding cake designed by New York celebrity baker Ron Ben-Israel. Hungry for more details about the delicious dessert?


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La La Vazquez Tells How She Lost 13 Lbs. in Two Months!
By Verky Arcos | 07/08/2010 - 14:42

La La Vazquez is preparing for her wedding to Denver Nuggets star Carmelo Anthony this weekend, and we got a chance to catch up with the chatty Latina to find out how she shed 13 pounds (and still going!) for the big day. Here’s what she had to say:

On working it out


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Watch: Salma Hayek-Pinault on Late Night with David Letterman
By Mariela Rosario | 06/22/2010 - 17:00

Salma Hayek-Pinault visited The Late Show with David Letterman last night and took the opportunity to explain the hilarious video circulating on the web of her freaking out about a snake, and proved her real-life bravery by explaining that insects are a nutritious (and delicious, according to her) part of Mexican cuisine.


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Easy Latin Recipes for Summer
By Bren Herrera | 06/15/2010 - 15:30

On top of planning summer vacations, attending summer weddings and trying to fit back into that fabulous bikini that you wore last summer, you'll need to plan your summer menu. With these easy Latin summer recipes—including appetizer, entree and dessert—you can check the menu to-do off your list!


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Flanboyant Eats with Bren: Why Pop Culture is Hooked on Paletas
By Bren Herrera | 06/08/2010 - 08:00

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 paletas right after jumping sprinklers or playing jacks?)


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Flanboyant Eats with Bren: Why you should get to know Sofrito
By Bren Herrera | 05/11/2010 - 08:00

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 were two things my mother reiterated: “Stay out of the kitchen when I’m cooking beans in the pressure cooker, and don’t forget to make the sofrito!”


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Flanboyant Eats with Bren: Cinco de Mayo Recipes and the Truth about Nachos
By Bren Herrera | 05/05/2010 - 16:17

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 and spirits. Tequila, for starters, made from the agave plant, is usually the liquor of choice. And then there are Margaritas—tons and tons of Margaritas.

And what about guac?


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