By Bren Herrera | 01/06/2011 - 09:46
All across Latin America the 12th day of Christmas (the epiphany) is celebrated by acknowledging Los Tres Reyes Mago, or the Three Kings. Not only does Three King's Day give us an excuse to get together with family and friends, we also tend to get some serious eating in.
Here are three easy dishes for a complete Three King’s Day dinner. Go ahead and eat it all! It’ll be another 11 months before we can guiltlessly indulge again.
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.
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!”
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?
By Mariela Rosario | 02/11/2010 - 18:11
Did you know that a ton of foods regularly used in Latin cuisine are actually tried and true aphrodisiacs? Perhaps these magical ingredients are behind our legendary status as being the some of the best lovers in the world? Read on for a break down of some of the main ingredients that scientists have found to increase feelings of euphoria:
By Mariela Rosario | 06/19/2009 - 16:30
We all know that the way to a man's heart is through his tummy, so take some time to show the dad's in your life that they aren't the only one's who know their way around the grill! Daddy's only get this one special day a year so be sure to show yours how much he means to you with this delicious menu that will take him all over Latin America.
By Mariela Rosario | 07/29/2008 - 12:31
There's a reason Argentinos eat so much red meat—their barbecue is delicious! Host your own Argentina bbq with these delicious recipes from Julie Guerrero. She and her husband Carlos Kainz co-own Seattle's Dulces Latin Bistro. Buen Provecho!
For more great tips on how to set the mood for this summer soiree, be sure to pick up the August issue of Latina, on newsstands now!