Rick Bayless to Prepare Modern Mexican Feast for White House State Dinner
By Mariela Rosario | 05/19/2010 - 17:00

Yes, we have the menu! Renowned Chicago Chef Rick Bayless has been tapped by the First family to prepare the meal for the administration's second official state dinner. The White House will host Mexican President Felipe Calderon and first lady Margarita Zavala, so Chef Bayless, known for his superb Mexican dishes and a favorite of the Obamas, was a logical choice.


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Daisy Martinez's Menu for a Fast & Healthy Family Meal
By Mariela Rosario | 05/18/2010 - 15:14

Chef Daisy Martinez knows a thing or two about healthy eating. She has been preparing meals for her own family, and for millions who watch her show Viva Daisy! on the Food Network, for years.


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Flanboyant Eats with Bren: Red Snapper Escoviche
By Bren Herrera | 05/18/2010 - 08:00

I’ve always loved red snapper, especially at Thai restaurants. Haven’t had it in a while, but it’s the one thing I love to order every other visit. Cuban and Latin Americans eat pargo any kind of way, but I don’t remember my mother ever really making it. Short of recently seeing it prepared in avocado in a Cuban cookbook, I had kind of “back-burnered” it from my top culinary choices.


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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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