By The Latin Kitchen | 12/05/2013 - 09:00
It's sprinkled on chicken, mixed into rice, massaged into pernil. It's the ubiquitous Latin spice: adobo. If you didn't grow up in a household where the adobo flowed freely: adobo is an all-purpose seasoning and though recipes vary, it's usually made with salt, pepper, garlic, cumin, and a few other dried spices. You can make your own or find the bottled stuff in nearly every grocery store across America. And when we say all-purpose, we mean it. You'll be hard pressed to find a Latin dinner without adobo.
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 Karina Martinez-Carter | 06/04/2012 - 16:00
For those who take their favorite Latin foods with extra cheese, like to add a dollop of cream or prefer food fried, scientists have discovered you can savor those foods without fretting so much over the high fat content. All you have to do is be heavy-handed with the spices, as researchers at Penn State recently found that spices can cut the risks associated with high-fat meals. And while many traditional Latin American dishes are cooked without a concern for saturated fat or cholesterol, nobody skimps on the seasonings.