The Latin Kitchen

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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5 Best Recipes For Celebrating Caribbean American Heritage Month
9 Best Recipes For Celebrating Caribbean American Heritage Month

June 1st marks the start of Caribbean American Heritage Month, a time when we honor the many contributions to U.S. culture made by those of Caribbean descent. Included in this vast group are Puerto Ricans, Cuban Americans, and Dominican Americans.

Naturally, we celebrate all holidays with food, which is why we’ve collected our favorite Latin recipes from Caribbean islands. Happy Caribbean American Heritage Month!


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10 Rice Recipes That Will Rock Your World
10 Rice Recipes That Will Rock Your World

Rice is the workhorse of the Latin meal. Delicious, satisfying, and easy to make, it never gets the props it deserves. Today, we’re setting that right by highlighting that hero of the midweek meal, that counterpart to frijoles, that beloved but oft-ignored staple: rice recipes.

Like a good friend, rice stands by your side when you need it and flies solo when you want some space. Either way, we love you, rice!


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Get the Ballet Body: 6 Secrets for Staying Fit from Professional Dancers (and Recipes!)
Get the Ballet Body: 6 Secrets for Staying Fit from Professional Dancers (and Recipes!)

We all want a ballet body, but let's be honest: wanting and having the discipline for getting are two very different things. 


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Say What? Salads in a Jar? Yes!
Say What? Salads in a Jar? Yes!

It’s salad season! That’s right, summer is the time for light and fresh meals that fill you up without filling you out. But not just any boring salad will do. These awesome salad recipes come... wait for it… in a JAR!

Easy to make and travel-friendly, they’ll make you the early adopter, foodie envy of everyone at your office. You’re welcome!


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5 Sexy Sparkling Wines to Add Sizzle to Your Summer Parties
5 Sexy Sparkling Wines to Add Sizzle to Your Summer Parties

Celebrating Memorial Day today with a barbecue or an afternoon by the pool? Don’t forget to add some sizzle with sweet, fizzy wines! Too many people think summer is for beer and burgers, but sparkling wine is a great way to elevate casual get-togethers without sacrificing their spontaneous spirit.

Check out our guide to the best sparkling wines for saucing up your summer parties! Salud.


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Fire Up the Grill! Here are the Best Barbecue Recipes You've Ever Had
Fire Up the Grill! Here are the Best Barbecue Recipes You'll Ever Try

It’s summertime, which means it's time to fire up the grill and invite your 400 closest friends over for a pool party!

In celebration of the warm weather and National Barbecue Month (May!), we’ve put together a few of the smokiest, sauciest, and sweetest barbecue recipes we’ve ever seen, and because we’re nice like that, we’re passing them on to you. Enjoy!


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Food 411: Celebrate Paraguay's Independence Day with the National Cuisine!
Food 411: Celebrate Paraguay's Independence Day with the National Cuisine!

Paraguay: it’s the small but proud country sandwiched between Brazil, Bolivia and Argentina at the top of the skinny leg that juts out from South America’s otherwise rotund body.

Often forgotten in favor of its louder, larger neighbors, today we’re giving Paraguay, which celebrates its Independence Day, the due it deserves.

Click here to learn about Paraguayan food and how it differs from other Latin cuisines.   


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Bake This Now: The Best Apple Pie Recipe in Human History
Bake This Now: The Best Apple Pie Recipe in Human History

In honor of National Apple Pie Day – it’s officially today, but really, when is it not Apple Pie Day? – we’re offering up our all time fave apple pie recipe. This version is an updated version of your abuela’s apple pie. (It’s got tequila in it!)

Make it tonight or tomorrow or for your Memorial Day barbecue or July 4th picnic. Like we said, every day is Apple Pie Day in our book.


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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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