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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"Flanboyant Eats" with Bren Herrera
By Elayne Fluker | 05/04/2010 - 16:30

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 job as a teen was waiting tables at a Latin restaurant in the Washington, DC area.


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Table Talk: Bistro Ole
By Verky Arcos | 04/28/2010 - 08:00

Bistro Ole

230 Main Street
Asbury Park, NJ 07712
(732) 897-0048


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Table Talk: Parada 22
By Verky Arcos | 04/16/2010 - 08:00

Parada 22

1805 Haight St
San Francisco, CA 94117
415-750-1111


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Table Talk: STK
By Verky Arcos | 04/09/2010 - 08:00

STK Miami

Gansevoort South Beach Hotel
2377 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139
305-604-6988


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Table Talk: Macao
By Verky Arcos | 03/26/2010 - 16:00

Macao Trading Co.

311 Church Street
New York, NY 10013-2491
(212) 431-8642


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Table Talk: Sugarcane
By Verky Arcos | 03/11/2010 - 17:00

Sugarcane

3250 NE 1st Avenue
Miami, FL 33137
786.369.0353

I’m not gonna lie, when I was first invited to this eatery in Midtown Miami I wasn’t too excited. The fact that it wasn’t in the infamous South Beach caught was a turnoff; but I finally decided to take the trip and surprisingly enjoyed my time away from hectic SoBe.


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