By The Latin Kitchen | 11/07/2013 - 14:49
While the classic Thanksgiving dinner is appealing to many who rely on the comfort of tradition, others may find themselves feeling less than thrilled at the thought of an old fashioned menu and fall table settings. Although Thanksgiving isn’t celebrated in Spain or in Latin American countries, people of Spanish or Latin American ancestry often celebrate the holiday, incorporating foods and ingredients from their heritage into a unique twist on the holiday dinner.
By Irina Gonzalez | 11/01/2013 - 17:10
For the next two days, families are gathering to celebrate Dia de los Muertos by remembering friends and family members who have passed on. And along with the classic sugar skulls--food plays a big role. Ingrid Hoffmann, host of the Univision’s Delicioso and author of Latin D'Lite: Delicious Latin Recipes with a Healthy Twist, shares her favorite recipe for Mexican Pork Pozole. The hominy-based stew, usually made with pork shoulder, is also perfect to warm you up this time of year. Ingrid recommends that you set bowls of shredded cabbage, avocado, radishes, chopped cilantro and lime wedges on the table so each person can flavor their Pozole as they wish. And don't forget to keep plenty of tortillas and Mexican beer on hand!
By The Latin Kitchen | 10/31/2013 - 15:39
There's nothing like home cooking, bites that remind us of mama and abuela or Saturday nights spent at the kitchen table, sharing good food and good stories. Cuba, with it's rich cultural heritage and delicious culinary traditions has given us some of those well known Latin dishes we all grew up with: ropa vieja, anyone? In an effort to celebrate all that Cuba has to offer, we've rounded up some of our favorite and most irresistible Cuban recipes.
By The Latin Kitchen | 10/24/2013 - 12:07
Are there three sweeter words than dulce de leche? Just the mention spikes a sugar rush and a frantic search for a spoon. This thick, caramel-like sauce, swirled or spread onto everything from cafe to toast, is consumed throughout all of Latin America and has many different names, manjar blanco, cajeta, arequipe.
By Dan Koday | 10/21/2013 - 14:20
Inspired by Day of the Dead (or Dia de los Muertos, the traditional Mexican celebration to honor the dead), this spicy cocktail developed by Casa Noble Tequila is perfect for pairing with Pan de Muerto or candied pumpkins.
By The Latin Kitchen | 10/14/2013 - 12:00
What started in the 1970’s as a simple bean cooker is now a celebrated device in many kitchens. Whether you call it by it’s trademarked name “Crock-Pot” or simply know it as a slow cooker, this culinary tool means one thing: an easy, one-pot meal that cooks slowly over the course of several hours, without supervision.
By The Latin Kitchen | 10/10/2013 - 16:35
Celebrate the start of the new season by heading to the farmers market. Take in the deep and vibrant colors of the fresh produce (purple, orange, forest green) and let your imagination run wild with possibility. As the temperature drops and it's once again safe to turn the stove on, let your home fill with the aromas of roasted vegetables, simmering soups and stews, and the warm scents of cinnamon and nutmeg.
By The Latin Kitchen | 09/27/2013 - 15:31
Ever wish you the weekly groceries you need to create healthy, Latin meals would magically show up on your doorstep? TLK has joined up with Plated to make your wishes come true!
By The Latin Kitchen | 09/19/2013 - 12:44
Latin American cuisine uses hundreds of varieties of peppers to create beloved smoky and spicy dishes that transcend borders -- from poblanos to jalapenos to pasillas. Why, you ask? Well, not only do they add flavor, but peppers are actually good for you! The vitamins and minerals they contain can potentially serve anti-bacterial and anti-carcinogenic purposes.