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Peruvian Beach Snacks (aka How to Eat Like a King at the Playa)
The Most Delicious Peruvian Beach Snacks

Though snacks vary by country and region — think paletas in Mexico and piraguas in Puerto Rico — they're a time-honored tradition in every part of the world where there's sea and sand. In Peru's Huanchaco, a popular surf beach and weekend getaway for urban neighbors, revelers stroll along the water's edge, take in views from the pier, and nibble on the fishing village's local fare.

Here, a look at the most delicious, traditional Peruvian beach snacks you'll see at la playa


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Beat the Late Summer Heat with 6 Tasty Tequila Cocktails
6 Tequila Cocktails To Help You Beat The Heat

It’s no secret that we love a tequila cocktail. Who doesn’t? From margaritas to Bloody Marys to tequila sours, there’s no end to the tasty twists you can put on this beloved Mexican spirit. But not all tequila drinks are created equal: some are best served poolside; others are cold comfort; and others are spicy summer flings. 

So which tequila cocktails should you be sipping right now? The answer lies within.


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Celebrate Uruguay's Independene Day with the Best Chivito Recipe Ever
Celebrate Uruguay's Independence Day with the Best Chivito Recipe Ever

Today is Uruguayan Independence Day, and while this gorgeous South American country of pristine beaches, beautiful people, and parties that extend past sunrise is unfairly cast as second fiddle to its behemoth neighbor Argentina, its cuisine has its own deliciously distinctive identity. Case in point: the chivito, a mouthwatering tower of meat sandwich that is so revered by Uruguayans that many consider it the national dish.


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Bug-a-licious! Check Out 5 Latin Recipes Made with Insects
Bug-A-Licious! 5 Latin Recipes Made With Insects

Spot a bug in your food while dining out, and you'll likely send the dish back and find a new place to eat. But insects are actually an incredible source of protein with a long history in Latino cuisine. Lately, critters have been showing up on restaurant menus in everything from appetizers to desserts.


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Loco for Limonada? Celebrate National Lemonade Day with Delish Drinks!
National Lemonade Day: 5 Grown-Up Limonada Recipes That Pack A Serious Punch

Today is a day for nostalgia. It's National Lemonade Day, which makes us think of childhood summers spent selling the sweet stuff at makeshift lemonade. If we were lucky, we went home with a bag full of nickels. If we were unlucky, we went home with a lot of lemonade. (Win-win situation, honestly.)

In honor of this fabulous foodie holiday, we're giving lemonade a makeover. Click through for five grown-up lemonade recipes that are guaranteed to make you smile: 


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7 Spicy Latin Dishes To Fire Up Your Summer
7 Spicy Latin Dishes To Fire Up Your Summer

When the mercury soars, most reach for cool paletas and icy drinks. But here's a different approach: eat something spicy. Yes, you read that right. While it seems counterintuitive to spice up your food on a hot day, research shows that going picante actually cools you down. 


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6 Hot Hotel Restaurants Worth Traveling For
6 Must-Visit Latin American Hotel Restaurants

Vacationing is hard work. Honestly, sometimes all the napping and reading and poolside sunbathing leaves me so tired I can barely lift my pinky to sip my tea. This is why hotel restaurants are having a moment. Following a long, exhausting day at the beach, a two-minute commute from your suite to the hotel mezzanine is the best you can do. That doesn't mean, however, that you should have to settle for a bland, lackluster meal. 


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7 Funny Puerto Rican Phrases To Use In the Kitchen (and To Shout at NYC's Puerto Rican Day Parade)
7 Funny Puerto Rican Phrases To Use In the Kitchen (and To Shout at NYC's Puerto Rican Day Parade)

Every culture has its weird sayings. Don't believe us? Consider this: "A bird in the hand is better than two in the bush." Say what?

Puerto Ricans have them, too, of course. The only difference is that Puerto Rican refrains are ha-ha-ha-larious. Here are a few of our favorite funny Puerto Rican quotes about food. Warning: loosen your apron strings before reading. Side effects include belly-busting laughter. 


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Spice It Up: How to Cook with Sazon (Plus Recipes!)
Spice It Up: How to Cook with Sazon (Plus Recipes!)

Like your food with sazon? Prefer knockout flavor to nuance? If you answered yes, get ready to get happy. Today's food holiday is your tastebuds' naughty dream!

June 10th is National Herbs & Spices Day, and in its honor, we're profiling our fave Latin seasonings and highlighting the recipes that show them off. (Because a pinch is never enough!) Buen provecho!


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24 Easy Summer Seafood Dishes Your Whole Family Will Love
24 Easy Summer Seafood Dishes Your Whole Family Will Love

Summer is a time when days are longer, cocktails are brighter, and seafood assumes its rightful place - front and center - on the American dinner plate. Whether in tacos, ceviches, or salads, light, fresh, and flavorful seafood is summer’s antidote to heavy steaks and grilled meats.

To honor summer’s bounty, we compiled a list of 24 delectable seafood recipes your whole family will love. Click through to find your new summer favorite. 


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We Heart Juevos! 23 Egg-citing Recipes for National Egg Day
We Heart Huevos! 23 Egg-citing Recipes for National Egg Day

How do we love eggs? Let us count the ways: boiled, poached, scrambled, fried, served on crunchy toast for breakfast, baked into a quiche for lunch, set atop fluffy kimchee rice for dinner…

Actually, let’s not count the ways. We could be here a while.

Suffice it to say, eggs are delish and nutrish (yea, we said nutrish) any time of day, which is why we’re honoring National Egg Day with a collection of our favorite egg recipes. Prepare to be egg-cited!


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Celebrate Summer with 3 Perfect Papaya Recipes
Celebrate Summer with 3 Perfect Papaya Recipes

We're mad for papayas, particularly during June, which is National Papaya Month!

Originating from Mexico and Central America and once referred to as “fruit of the angels” by Christopher Columbus, papayas have become a ubiquitous symbol of the tropics world over. Sweet, buttery, and healthy – they’re a rich source of antioxidants, flavonoids, and fiber – papayas are the perfect fruit to add to your summer fruit lineup.


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10 Super Side Dishes To Serve at Your Summer Barbecues
10 Super Side Dishes To Serve at Your Summer Barbecues

Yesterday, in honor of National Barbecue Month, we shared some of our all-time favorite barbecue recipes. Today, we’re focused on sides; namely recipes for side dishes that go great with barbecue!

This summer, forget boring chips and potato salad, and instead fill your backyard picnic table with grill-tastic sides bursting with color and flavor. From smokey elotes to veggie-packed pasta salads, we’ve got the super summer sides your grill yearns to make for you! 


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15 Salsa Recipes That Are So Good You'll Want to Drink Them
15 Salsa Recipes That Are So Good You'll Want to Drink Them

We’re a week into National Salsa Month, and if you’ve been celebrating every day thus far, you’ve likely run out of creative recipes for the spicy stuff.

You’re in luck. We collected 15 salsa recipes ranging from zesty to fruity to smoky to sweet that you can serve on everything from eggs to steak to raw veggies…even swirled into your favorite soups.

Click through and whip up whatever suits your salsa fancy. All 15? We won’t tell. 


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25 Food-tastic Celebrity Instagrams
25 Food-tastic Celebrity Instagrams

May is Social Media Month, and to put our foodie stamp on the celebration, we’re highlighting our favorite foodie celebrity Instagrams. Proving that they are, in fact, just like us, the celebrities featured here are way into food.

Check out these drool-inducing snaps of their dinners out, home-cooked meals, food truck faves, and more!


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Want to Be Mom's Favorite Child? Make One of These Recipes for Her on Mother's Day!
Want to Be Mom's Favorite Child? Make One of These Recipes for Her on Mother's Day!

Food is as much a part of Mother’s Day as anything, and since a lot of us will be heading into the kitchen this weekend to cook mami a very special meal – perhaps the only meal you cook her all year – we asked our favorite Latino chefs for their best loved recipes from mom.

Click through to find the perfect dish to make for your mom this Mother’s Day.


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Cinco de Drinko: 15 Outrageous Cinco de Mayo Cocktails
Cinco de Drinko: 15 Outrageous Cinco de Mayo Cocktails

May 5th deserves a toast and a celebration, and we've got just the right bebidas to do so. Get pourin' with these 15 top-notch Cinco de Mayo cocktails and drinks:

MORE: Check Out the 10 Best Cocktails for Spring!


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15 Juicy, Messy, 5-Napkin-Worthy Burgers for National Burger Month
15 Juicy, Messy, 5-Napkin-Worthy Burgers for National Burger Month

It's National Burger Month, a 31 day-long celebration of one of America’s best-loved pastimes: stuffing our faces with cheesy, meaty, deliciously messy hamburgers.

In homage to that time-honored tradition and give it the respect it’s due, we asked our staff to provide their picks for “Best Burger Ever.” Here are the 15 burger recipes that made the cut. 


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Food, Fuel, Fitness! 8 Breakfast Recipes to Super Charge Your Workout
Food, Fuel, Fitness! 8 Breakfast Recipes to Super Charge Your Workout

Breakfast: It's the most important meal of the day. It's also the most hurried meal of the day, which is a shame given that it provides you the fuel you need to get your day off to a healthy start. (This is especially true if you hit the gym first thing in the morning.)

Here, in honor of National Fitness Month, is a collection of the best breakfast recipes to fuel your workout. Fast, fresh, and easy, we promise they're worth waking up just a few minutes early for! 


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Jungle Cuisine: Check Out the Wild Foods of the Amazon
Jungle Cuisine: Check Out the Wild Foods of the Amazon

What does one eat in the Peruvian Amazon? Jungle cuisine, of course. And what is jungle cuisine? Larvae, leaves, and root vegetables, of course!

We know what you’re thinking. It doesn’t exactly make the mouth water. But before you turn on your “No, thank you” auto-reply, click through for a look at what Peru’s indigenous Amazonian people call dinner. We’ve got more food habits in common than you think!


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Get Thee To The Park: 12 Perfect Recipes for National Picnic Day
Get Thee To The Park: 12 Perfect Recipes for National Picnic Day

It's National Picnic Day! Drop what you're doing, pack a lunch, and head outside.

Ok, ok. We know it’s not that easy to put your life on hold. But seriously, casual picnics that celebrate sunshine, good conversation, and delicious food are a great way to spend a birthday, spoil a first date, or take the edge off a stressful work week.

So, in the spirit of this wonderful "holiday," here's a collection of scrumptious, portable, and easy to assemble picnic recipes


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Pack It Up: The 8 Coolest Picnic Accessories of 2015!
Pack It Up: The 8 Coolest Picnic Accessories of 2015!

At very, very, VERY long last, spring is finally here. And what goes better with spring than picnics? In fact, next Thursday, April 23, is National Picnic Day.

In honor of warm weather, good friends, and outdoor dining, we’ve gathered some of our favorite picnic accessories, from carryall picnic baskets to packable board games. Check them out! 


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Would You Eat This? 10 Insane Latin Delicacies
Would You Eat This? 10 Insane Latin Delicacies

It’s freaky food Wednesday! Just kidding. That’s not actually a thing, though it could be given some of the delicacies eaten throughout Latin America. 

Here’s a collection of some of the craziest we’ve seen. Would you eat them? Click through and let us know! 

See the dishes at The Latin Kitchen >>>


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Hey Lil' Mama: Make These Empanadas! (National Empanada Day is April 8th)
Hey Lil' Mama: Make These Empanadas! (National Empanada Day is April 8th)

April 8th is National Empanada Day! Whether baked or fried, breakfast or dessert, savory or sweet, empanadas are among the world's favorite foods.

The humble, hand-held snack starts with a simple dough, usually unflavored, that is stuffed with any filling — seriously, let your imagination run wild — then cooked until golden brown and delicious.

Here delicious empanada recipes to satisfy your craving!


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Pies! Pies! Pies! 5 Gorgeous Pies to Make for National Bake Week
Pies! Pies! Pies! 5 Gorgeous Pies to Make for National Bake Week

Our National Bake Week celebration continues today with pies! From savory to sweet, these delectable baked treats will make your mouth water and your kitchen smell delightful.

Here, five pie recipes that taste as incredible as they look!

Get the recipes at The Latin Kitchen >>>


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Kick off National Bake Week with Cookies!
Kick off National Bake Week with Cookies!

Today marks the first day of National Bake Week, a time when we heat up the oven, grab our baking implements, and savor the calm, focus, and family time that baking inspires.

In honor of National Bake Week, we're highlighting a few of our our favorite baked goods. First up: cookies! (Because who doesn't love the comforting aroma of an oven full of ooey-gooey cookies? Duh, no one!)


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Celebrate National Garlic Month with Recipes That Include The Stinking Rose!
Celebrate National Garlic Month with Recipes That Include The Stinking Rose!

Garlic isn’t just for vampires and pasta. This month - and always, if you're a fan of garlic - it's for everyone! April is National Garlic Month!

Garlic is an essential ingredient in the Latin kitchen. Its sweet, peppery taste spices up sofritos, soups, breads, and meats.

If you’re searching for creative uses for garlic, look no further. Click through for inventive garlic recipes that will revamp your stinking rose repertoire.


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Learn to Cook! 1-Minute Video: 2 Easy Ways to Peel a Mango
Learn to Cook! 1-Minute Video: 2 Easy Ways to Peel a Mango

When it comes to cooking with mangos, the struggle is in the peeling. Cutting around the fruit's large, impenetrable center seed often leaves a lot of mango flesh behind. The mango's oblong shape and thin skin make peeling difficult as well.

It's for these reasons that we filmed this 1-minute video showing you two easy ways to peel a mango. (Both techniques are also mess-free.) Watch the video and then get peeling!


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Eat Right Now: 10 Best Fast Foods Under 500 Calories
Eat Right Now: 10 Best Fast Foods Under 500 Calories

Whether you eat lunch at school, the office, or on the bus/in the car during the ten minutes you have between meetings, errands, and the gym, dining on the go can be a challenge. If you forget your sack lunch, takeout is your only option. Sadly, it's often a less than healthy option.


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Say Hello to a Better Bod with Healthy Pantry Staples for National Nutrition Month
Say Hello to a Better Bod with Healthy Pantry Staples for National Nutrition Month

We're midway through National Nutrition Month - it's March, ICYMI - and to celebrate, we're stocking our pantry with healthy Latin ingredients that taste as good as they are good for you. If you're ready to say adios to unhealthy snacks and hello to better nutrition - and a better bod - pick up these wholesome must-haves today!


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10 Perfect Plantain Recipes
10 Perfectly Delicious Plantain Recipes

We're bananas for plantains. When looking to add new levels of flavor to your recipes, this starchy fruit is the answer. 

What we love most about these guys is their versatility — they can be sweet or savory, as a snack or for dinner, and anything else in between.

Ahead, see plantains as the main ingredient or as the sidekick in 10 of our favorite recipes and dishes. 


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Great Garlic! Recipes & Tips for Cooking with "Stinking Rose"
Great Garlic! Recipes & Tips for Cooking with The "Stinking Rose"

Garlic isn’t just for vampires and pasta. It’s an essential ingredient in the Latin kitchen as well. (Not to mention its health benefits – garlic tea for a cold? You bet!) Its sweet, peppery taste lends itself to sofritos, soups, breads and meats, and punches up any dish in need of a flavor boost.

If you’re searching for creative uses for garlic, look no further. Click through for inventive garlic recipes that will revamp your stinking rose repertoire. 


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Lactose Intolerant? Try These 4 Delicious & Healthy Milk Alternatives
Lactose Intolerant? Try These 4 Delicious & Healthy Milk Alternatives

It's National Nutrition Month, and every Tuesday we're highlighting smart swaps and ingredient essentials to boost your health. Today's topic: milk alternatives.

We know, you love milk with coffee, cookies, and a slice of pie, but for most adults, the lactose in milk is too complex for our bodies to break down. (Milk is also high in fat.)


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16 Mouthwatering Burger Recipes
16 Mouthwatering Burger Recipes

Cheesy, meaty and messy: who doesn't love a juicy burger?

From the spicy and cheesy to the decadent and indulgent to the light and vegetarian, there's an option for everyone.

Those looking for a healthy (but delicious) burger will love Fontainebleu Miami Beach's Heritage Turkey Burger, and those crazy about spice will adore a Southwestern Gambler Burger made with Certified Angus Beef.


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5 Sweet Sugar Substitutes for National Nutrition Month
5 Sweet Sugar Substitutes for National Nutrition Month

March is National Nutrition Month, and to celebrate we're hosting a series of nutritious recipes and healthy ingredient hacks to get your body in shape inside and out. First up, smart sugar swaps.

You might not think so, but our daily sugar intake can add up quickly. The sweet stuff is in your coffee, your cereal, your toast, your spicy ribs...you get the idea, which is why it's so important to find alternatives where you can. Here, a list of 5 smart sugar swaps that will satisfy your sweet tooth. 


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5 Eco-Friendly Kitchen Tools Your Kitchen (and Earth) Will Thank You For
5 Eco-Friendly Kitchen Tools Your Kitchen (and Earth) Will Thank You For

In addition to New Year’s resolutions related to weight loss are those related to “doing good” for the environment. If your New Year’s resolutions include a pledge to be more environmentally conscious – namely, to reduce your impact on la Pachamama – your choice of cooking tools plays a role.

Here, 5 eco-friendly kitchen tools for the culinary environmentalist.


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10 Delish Recipes for Dominican Independence Day
10 Delish Recipes for Dominican Independence Day

February 27th is Independence Day in the Dominican Republic, and we're celebrating the national holiday with food.

Though small, Dominican food is mighty. Mighty flavorful, that is! Here, a collection of our favorite Dominican recipes of all time. Enjoy!

Get the recipes at The Latin Kitchen >>>


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3 Nutritious (and Delicious) Recipes to Boost Your Heart Health
3 Nutritious (and Delicious) Recipes to Boost Your Heart Health

As February, a month that spotlights issues related to heart health, comes to a close, we're focusing on ways to stay healthy all year long. A balanced diet is the first thing that comes to mind.

But don't worry, eating right doesn't have to mean boring meals composed of kale, carrots and spinach (though we do love these ingredients!). Here, three Latin recipes that have all the flavor you crave without the fat, cholesterol and sodium you don't. Trust us, your heart – and your tastebuds – will thank us.


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Easy Oscar Party Ideas: Recipes, Decorating, and Games
Easy Oscar Party Ideas: Recipes, Decorating, and Games

Hosting an Oscar party? We are, and here's how we're planning and executing it in under three hours. From awesome Oscar party recipes to festive decorations and movie-themed games, here's how to throw the best party you've even hosted or attended. Happy viewing!

Get the tips at The Latin Kitchen >>>


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5 Afro-Latin Chefs You Should Know
5 Afro-Latin Chefs You Should Know

When it comes to fusion food, few cuisines combine as well as those of Africa and Latin America. From plantains to peppers, tropical fruits to tubers, common ingredients abound.

And there are many chefs influenced by both cultures. Here, in honor and celebration of Black History Month, are just a few Afro-Latin chefs making their mark in the U.S.

Meet the chefs at The Latin Kitchen >>>


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Latin Chefs We Love Star in SOBEWFF 2015 Events
Latin Chefs We Love Star in SOBEWFF 2015 Events

It's February, which means the start of the 2015 food festivals. First up, South Beach Food & Wine, a four day food-tastic celebration of all things culinary. As usual, this year's talent is phenomenal, and includes both big name and up-and-coming Latin chefs.

Here, a list of those we're most looking forward to seeing. Happy SOBEWFF 2015!


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5 Lovely Valentine's Day Desserts
5 Lovely Valentine's Day Desserts

Chocolates and flowers are Valentine's Day staples. But instead of boring boxed chocolates and flowers that are limp two days later, why not mix up your romance repertoire and make homemade sweets for the one you adore?

Here, recipes for a few Valentine's Day desserts we wouldn't mind receiving. After all, there's nothing sexier than sweetness. Happy Valentine's Day!


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Celebrity Food Obsessions Revealed
Celebrity Food Obsessions Revealed

The 57th annual Grammy Awards will air this Sunday, which got us thinking about celebrity food obsessions. Beyonce makes her own guacamole....What?

Check out the other celebs who have a hankering for Latin food. You might be surprised!

Read the story at The Latin Kitchen >>>


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Best Valentine’s Day Gifts For Foodies: Editor’s Picks
Best Valentine’s Day Gifts For Foodies: Editor’s Picks

Don't know what to get your sweetheart for Valentine's Day? Uninspired by chocolates and flowers? We've got the answer!

Here, nine lovely Valentine's Day gifts for your love. Hand-picked by our food editors, they're perfect for the paramour who lives to cook, eat, and collect the latest, greatest kitchen gadgets. You're welcome!


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Superbowl Party Recipes Guaranteed To Please Every Fan
Superbowl Party Recipes Guaranteed To Please Every Fan

Hosting a Super Bowl party sounds great…until you realize you have to feed people. It’s here that the excitement over being the hostess with the mostess dissipates.

Never fear, with our list of easy Super Bowl recipes – trust us, even a third string cook can pull these off – you’ll score a touchdown with every one of your guests. From oven-roasted jalapeño poppers to chicken chile verde tortas, everyone – win or lose – will go home happy. Check out these fab football party recipes now!


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Celebrate National Pie Day with Picture Perfect Recipes
Celebrate National Pie Day with Picture Perfect Recipes

There's a reason pie gets its own day of the year. (And if you didn't know, that day is today.)

The American Pie Council estimates that U.S. grocery stores sell more than $700 million in pies every year. With so many delectable options to choose from - key lime, rhubarb, chocolate, oh my! - we set out to find the best pie recipes ever written. Here, a few of our favorites, from savory to sweet. Have a slice (or two). We won't tell!


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13 Super Soups to Keep You Warm This Winter
13 Super Soups to Keep You Warm This Winter

Baby, it's cold out there, which is perhaps why January is National Soup Month. Though we don't really need a reason to enjoy a delicious bowl of soup, winter's chill makes us crave its hearty warmth all the more. Here, 13 of our favorite soup recipes of all time.  

Get the recipes at The Latin Kitchen >>>


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What Does "Farm to Fork" Really Mean? The Answer in Pictures
What Does "Farm to Fork" Really Mean? The Answer in Pictures

Farm to fork. It’s a term that’s bandied about in foodie chats, on restaurant menus, and at dinner parties. But what does it really mean?

Here, a photo story of farm to fork production as experienced by the staff at Ecuador’s renowned Hacienda Zuleta.   

See the story at The Latin Kitchen >>>


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7 Healthiest Latin Ingredients to Cook With (Plus Recipes!)
7 Healthiest Latin Ingredients to Cook With (Plus Recipes!)

Think all Latin food is fattening, heavy, and all-around unhealthy? Think again. There's more to Latin food than it's given credit for, so if your New Year's resolution is to eat healthy, don't worry that you'll never get to experience your favorite flavors again.

Here are 7 Latin ingredients and dishes that will both nourish your body and restore your confidence in the health benefits of Latin food.


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Stick to Your Healthy New Year's Resolution with Skinny Cocktails
Stick to Your Healthy New Year's Resolution with Skinny Cocktails

It’s no secret that Latin favorites like mofongo, empanadas, and enchiladas aren’t going to win any healthy food awards. When it comes to cocktails, however, our collective calorie consciousness turns a blissfully blind eye to the fact that the margaritas and caipirinhas we imbibe before, during, and after dinner often comprise more calories than the food itself.


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Bean There, Done That! Best Recipes con Frijoles for National Bean Day
Bean There, Done That! Best Recipes con Frijoles for National Bean Day

If you love obscure food holidays, you're in luck. Today is National Bean Day!

In honor of the humble and rarely celebrated legumes, we've compiled our favorite recipes featuring the low-fat, protein-packed bean. Whether you favor Bean, Cheese and Chorizo Molletes, Spicy Black Bean Sliders, or Triple Chocolate Black Bean Brownie Truffles, you've never had beans quite like this! Check 'em out! 


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8 Holiday Cocktails That Will Make Your Season Bright
8 Holiday Cocktails That Will Make Your Season Bright

Nothing makes the holiday season like quality time with familia and friends. Serve up a little something delicious to make everyone smile just a little brighter. Salud!

MORE: punches perfect for the holidays!


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6 Best Punch Bowls & Holiday Party Drinks
6 Best Punch Bowls & Holiday Party Drinks

Punch bowls are making a comeback at holiday parties in the U.S. In Latin America, however, the festive drinks contained within them never fell out of fashion. In Mexico, for example, Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without Ponche Navideña; in Chile, the time-honored holiday drink is the rum, milk, and coffee concoction known as Cola de Mono; and in Puerto Rico and other Caribbean islands coquito is found at holiday parties throughout the season.


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NYC's Sazon Turns Up the Heat in Winter
NYC's Sazon Turns Up the Heat This Winter

Literally translated, “sazon” means “seasoning.” At Sazon NYC, the hot Tribeca restaurant and lounge that brings a taste of old San Juan downtown, you would think it translates to “sexy.” 

Read the complete restaurant review at The Latin Kitchen >>>


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Kid-Friendly Recipes for Cooking with Your Little Ones at Christmas
Kid-Friendly Recipes for Cooking with Your Little Ones at Christmas

All hands on deck! That's the motto when it comes to holiday cooking, especially in the Latino home, and it applies to los niños, too. After all, some of the best childhood memories are food-related - mixing masa, stirring batter, icing cookies - so why not make your wee one your sous chef?


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Cozy Up to These Cold Weather Cocktails & Holiday Drink Recipes!
Cozy Up to These Cold Weather Cocktails & Holiday Drink Recipes!

Oh, the weather outside is frightful, but the fire is so delightful… (This song really should have an alternate verse for our friends who celebrate Christmas in Miami and LA, where sunscreen is a perfectly appropriate stocking stuffer.)


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Creative Cranberry Recipes for Your Thanksgiving Table
Creative Cranberry Recipes for Your Thanksgiving Table

Tired of cranberry jellies and gelatinous sauces? This year, dress up your Thanksgiving dinner with homemade cranberry dishes that are guaranteed to delight your friends and family. From appetizers to desserts to cocktails, the fresh, tart cranberry recipes here are as delicious as they are beautiful. Happy Thanksgiving!

Get the recipes on TLK >>


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Say It Isn't So: World's Biggest Chocolate Manufacturer Says We're Running Out of Chocolate
Say It Isn't So: World's Biggest Chocolate Manufacturer Says We're Running Out of Chocolate

We hate to be the bearer of bad news, but the world may be rapidly running out of chocolate. We repeat: a chocolate deficit threatens to destroy everything you know and love about the world, including rocky road ice cream, Abuelita hot cocoa, and double chocolate chip muffins.

MORE: Make 'em while you can — the most indulgent chocolate recipes, ever!


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Awesome Adobo: 7 Dishes Made Better By Our Fave Latin Condiment!
Awesome Adobo: 7 Dishes Made Better By Our Fave Latin Condiment!

Adobo: when we say it's the all-purpose Latin spice, we mean it. From chicken to rice to pernil, you'd be hard pressed to find a homemade rice, chicken, or pork dish in which it doesn't appear.

Still, there are a lot of other creative ways to use adobo on everyday snacks. Here, a list of Adobo-topped snacks – from burgers to latkes to deviled eggs – you'll want to gobble up right now!


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14 Delish Fall Recipes by Your Favorite Latin Chefs
14 Delish Fall Recipes by Your Favorite Latin Chefs

Fall is here, which means shorter days, cooler - much cooler - nights, and hearty, warm-you-up-on-the-inside meals. We tapped a few of our favorite Latin chefs and asked them for fall recipes that will satisfy our comfort food cravings without putting on the pounds. 

Here, chef-approved healthy and hearty recipes guaranteed to keep you warm (and slim!) all season long.


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10 Divine Gifts For Day of the Dead
10 Divine Gifts For Day of the Dead

Dia de los Muertoscelebrated from Oct. 31 to Nov. 2, is a special Mexican holiday that seeks to remember and celebrate friends and family members who have passed on. For all its sadness, the holiday is a colorful, festive way to rejoice in the memory of those we've loved and lost.


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7 Dishes For Dia De Los Muertos
7 Dishes For Dia De Los Muertos

Dia de los Muertos, for all its sadness, is a colorful and festive way to remember departed loved ones and to rejoice in their memories. It's a time when you pull a little closer to your family. There are celebrations, laughter, spectacle and, of course, tons of food.


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10 Latin American Candies You Grew Up On
10 Latin American Candies You Grew Up On

It's almost Halloween — and that means one thing and one thing only: candy! This October 31st, skip the Snickers and indulge on these Latin American candies we grew up eating: 


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10 Easy Midweek Meals Made with Your Fave Grocery Aisle Foods
10 Easy Weekday Meals Made with Your Fave Grocery Aisle Foods

School’s back in session and we’re a month away from the start of holiday mania. (And by this we mean the period that covers Halloween, Dia de Los Muertos, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, Three Kings Day, Valentine’s Day…you get the idea.)
With so much going on, it’s easy to fall into the takeout trap (i.e. picking up or ordering delivery from your neighborhood greasy spoon), the result of which is a lightweight wallet and a less than light-feeling you.


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7 Crazy and Creative Tacos!
7 Crazy and Creative Taco Recipes

Don't get us wrong, we can eat tacos al pastor all night long, and have done so on multiple occasions. But, there's something extra special about trying new taco recipes made with surprising and delicious ingredients! In fact, this is one of the best things about tacos: there's something for everyone.


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5 Shocking Things You Never Knew About Coffee
5 Shocking Things You Never Knew About Coffee

Drink up, café lovers! On September 29, we commemorate an important holiday: National Coffee Day. For one full day, coffee drinkers can celebrate and relish their deliciously warm addiction. In preparation for the holiday, we chatted with NESCAFE Dolce Gusto to get the surprising details on their recent survey about American's infatuation with java.

Here are five facts from the survey that will definitely shock you:


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Latin American Hangover Cures
7 Foolproof Latin-American Hangover Cures

When it comes to partying, everyone has their favorite drink and their go-to cure for the morning after. Keep this in mind for your next escapade! From menudo to leche de tigre, here are some foolproof hangover cures from across Latin America:


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3 Perfect Guac & Tequila Cocktail Pairings for National Guacamole Day
3 Perfect Guac & Tequila Cocktail Pairings for National Guacamole Day

This Tuesday is National Guacamole Day! It's also Mexican Independence Day - the real one, that is (versus Cinco de Mayo). What better time, then, to mix up one of Mexico's tastiest and most traditional recipes?


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Cafe El Presidente spiked horchata
4 Horchata Cocktail Recipes to Try This Fall

Horchata may possibly be the most intriguing beverage to come out of Latin American culture. While its origins are up for debate, the recipe remains virtually unchanged. It's typically a blend of almonds, rice, and cinnamon — and everyone adds their own unique twist from there. Often, individual horchata recipes are closely guarded family treasures, which are passed down through generations and made during holidays and special occasions.


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Common performs at the Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival
Behind The Scenes at LA Food & Wine 2014!

Last week’s Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival was a whirlwind of tastings, dinners, chef demonstrations, and parties. Held mostly in and around LA’s newly trendy downtown, the 4th annual event brought together a bevy of awesome restaurants and uber-chefs.


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Labor Day White Foods Recipes
16 Recipes Made With White Ingredients to Enjoy Post-Labor Day

Labor Day will come and go, but delicious food should live on forever. Whether you adhere (or not) to the "no white after Labor Day" rule, we urge you: don't let that follow you in the kitchen! Not when you have Roasted Butternut Squash & Turkey Lasagna to make, Bacalaeo a lo Nico calling your name, or Huevos Ahogados con Nopal to whip up for a morning treat.


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Olive Oil Recipes
10 Fresh Uses For Olive Oil (Because We're Celebrating National Olive Oil Month!)

August is National Olive Oil Month! Did you know there was a holiday celebrating the wonders of olive oil? We love olive oil for many reasons: it's a great way to add subtle flavors to many recipes, it's easy to cook, grill and bake with, and it's heart healthy. Olive oil is high in monounsaturated fatty acids, a.k.a. the same healthy fats found in avocados. These fats have been shown to lower your risk of heart disease, lower your total cholesterol, and may even be helpful in regulating insulin levels and blood sugar.


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Bougainvillea and Champagne Grape Salad
6 Summer Salads That Won't Make You Sad

What can we say about salad? You either love it or loathe it. If the latter, you’re likely someone who views salads as “rabbit food.” Though you want to eat right, doing so makes you…well, sad. Fortunately, there is good news in salads. Today’s healthy salad recipes are flavorful and bright and full of the satisfying textures and variety that your mind and body crave.


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Must-Try Recipe: Richard Sandoval's Rock Shrimp and Bacon Quesadilla
Must-Try Recipe: Richard Sandoval's Rock Shrimp and Bacon Quesadilla

This Richard Sandoval recipe from his Manhattan restaurant Maya will have you craving quesdillas every night.


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5 Best Latino Food Films of All Time
The Best Latin Foodie Movies, Ever

With the release of The Hundred-Foot Journey and the mid-August mercury on the rise, we thought it high time we compiled a list of Latino food films worth cozying up to on your comfy sofa in your air-conditioned home.
Here are our picks for the five best food films with Latino themes. Did yours make the list?


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Celeb Food Obsessions
6 Celebs Who Are Obsessed with Latin Food

We know your secret: you have a culinary Achilles' Heel. Don't be ashamed, everyone has one, a dish they can't ever give up. Sure you may try to play coy and keep away when you see it on the menu, but resistance is futile; you'll just end up indulging anyway.


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Peruvian Rice with Shrimp
15 Delish Recipes to Make For Peruvian Independence Day

It's Peruvian Independence Day, so we think it's time to really highlight some of Peru's amazing signature recipes. Beyond quinoa and potatoes, Peru boasts a bounty of veggies and seafood and a delicious tradition of farm-to-table foods.


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Rick Bayless, Marcella Valladolid and Aaron Sanchez
Must-See TV: The Best Cooking Shows to Watch When It's Too Hot to Leave Home

It’s official. We’re in the dog days of summer, and while picnics, barbecues, and poolside margaritas are fun in theory, there are times when it’s so freakin’ hot out that leaving the comfort of your cool, climate-controlled home – how did we survive before air-con? – is unthinkable. What to do? Watch TV, of course. But not just any TV: food TV!


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10 Latin BBQ Sides
10 Delicious Latin Side Dishes Perfect for Your BBQ Party!

At our BBQ partites this summer, the smell of garlic as it caramelizes on a searing churrasco make our mouths water. But what's a steak or hot dog without something extra special on the side? We know that the real showstoppers are side dishes. They're are filling, travel well, complement any protein, and have a flavor so addictive that they can stand alone, too. And as an added bonus, many sides can be made hours in advance--giving you time to actually enjoy yourself and spend time with your guests instead of being tied to the grill! 


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6 Facts About Tequila That Change Everything!
6 Facts About Tequila That Change Everything

Tequila, oh how we love you. But did you know that in order to be called “tequila,” a drink must meet certain characteristics – by law?! Yep, it’s true. But that’s not the only thing you never knew about tequila. Here are six facts about the Mexican liquor that you never knew:


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Meet the Press! 11 Awesome Recipes for Panini Makers
11 Awesome Latin Recipes for Panini Makers

We love the comforta and ease that Panini Makers bring into our lives. Sure, their name suggests that these counter-top contraptions are good for one thing, and one thing only, but that could not be further from the truth! The possibilities are endless, and we encourage you to take advantage of the summer’s easiest grilling with a simple Crab and Avocado Cakes or a traditional Cubano Sandwich.


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Meet Chef Anthony Lamas: Bloody Mary Master & James Beard House Favorite
Meet Chef Anthony Lamas: Bloody Mary Master & James Beard House Favorite

You heard it here first: “The South will rise again…with the help of Latinos.” This phrase – said with a wink and a nod – is a favorite of Chef Anthony Lamas, the California-born son of Mexican and Puerto Rican parents now serving up Southern Latino food in Louisville, Kentucky. Say what?


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Argentinian Steak
25 Delicious Recipes for Argentinean Independence Day!

It's Argentina's Independence Day, and what an Independence Day it is! Though World Cup fever may – for now – generate more national pride than Independence Day, it's important to remember that it was on this day in 1816 that the Congress of Tucuman declared independence for the United Provinces of South America, a title that remains one of the legal names of the Argentine Republic. 


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Chef Jose Andres Entertains with Fun Cooking Tips at Aspen Food & Wine Classic
Chef Jose Andres Entertains with Fun Cooking Tips at Aspen Food & Wine Classic

Spanish-born Chef Jose Andres is a lot of things: chef, restaurateur, author, entrepreneur, Hispanic Heritage Award winner, and now, American. He became a citizen in December, following more than 23 years living in the U.S. (which means yesterday was his first 4th of July celebrated as an American - congratulations, Chef!).


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8 Hilarious Food Word Mash-Ups
8 Hilarious (& Useful) Food Lingo Mash-Ups

In today’s Twitter, “text me,” and YOLO-obsessed world, consolidation is key. In fact, if you don’t say what you mean in less than 140 characters, it’s likely that no one but your mom will be listening.

Thus we present to you the Latina.com food phrase mash-up: a hilarious (and useful) – hilariful? – guide to delivering maximum meaning in the fewest syllables possible.

The below phrases will save valuable time that you can better use posting photos of your breakfast on Instagram. #funnyfoodwords – Yea, we know. We do it, too. Enjoy!


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Wines for Summer Grilling
The 10 Best Wines for Summer Grilling

You’re friend is hosting a BBQ. Great! So, you volunteer to take wine, the easiest possible thing to bring, right? Sure...until you get to the wine section. The staggering amount of bottles instantaneously erases what little knowledge you had about wine and you are left paralyzed and dumbfounded. So many questions! "Red or white? Umm...rose’? What is Syrah, again? What do the dates even mean?!"


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7 Scientific Reasons to Drink More Tequila
7 Scientific Reasons to Drink More Tequila

We know tequila can make us do some crazy things, but did you know that this Mexican beverage can do some awesome stuff all on its own? From benefiting diabetes to giving us fuel for the future, science takes this drink to a whole new level. Nothing says hola to summer quite like a some tequila—and we’ve got some scientific reasons to say salud!


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The 411 on The Best Paraguayan Dishes
The 411 on The Best Paraguayan Dishes

It’s Paraguayan Independence Day, which means lots of music and dancing and celebrating with family and friends... if you’re in Paraguay, that is. The unfortunate truth is that many Latinos and nearly all non-Latinos know little about this stunning South American neighbor to Brazil, Bolivia and Argentina. That’s a shame because its culture – specifically its food culture – is vastly different from what you’d expect.


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7 Healthy Latin Snacks to Keep Your Diet on Track
7 Healthy Latin Snacks to Keep Your Diet on Track

“Healthy” and “snacks”: two words that don’t always go together. While many products claim to be healthy, their nutritional information – typically printed in teeny-tiny letters on the most obscure part of the package – can tell a different story, whether due to high sodium content, unnatural sugars, or manufactured, ten-syllable ingredients. When it comes to healthy snacks, it’s not just the calories that count.


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10 Easy Ways to Cut Out Meat
10 Ways to Eliminate Meat From Your Diet (Without Feeling Guilty)!

Growing up on a Latin diet doesn't exactly make it easy to cut out the meat from your everyday meals. Instead, we're often left feeling guilty and confused: How do you have enchiladas without beef? Will abuela be upset we switched up her recipe? How do we eat arroz con pollo without the chicken? If you've ever wanted to go meatless on a Latin diet, then we've got the answer! Here are the 10 best Latin vegetarian recipes to make eliminating meat a breeze. Trust us, you'll love these:


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Slow Cooker 101: 5 Things Every Latina Needs to Know

As the weather turns from kind of cold to really chilly, there’s nothing we love more than turning to our trusty slow cooker for tonight’s heart-warming meal. Whether you call it by its brand name (Crock-Pot) or haven’t actually heard of this really handy device, we’re here to tell you that it is THE must-buy kitchen tool. There’s just something magical about putting all of your ingredients in the pot, setting it to cook for hours, and coming home after work to a house smelling wonderfully like dinner.


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Mexican Cola Video
WATCH: Mexican Cola vs U.S. Cola in the Ultimate Taste Test Showdown!

Have you heard all of the excitement over Mexican coke? The growing popularity of the hecho en Mexico soda can't be disputed. Available now anywhere from your corner bodega to fancy NYC bakery Momofuku Milk Bar, we sat down to do the ultimate face-off. 


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The 10 Hottest Peppers in the World!
The 10 Hottest Peppers in the World!

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.


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