Amanda Cargill Food Content Director, Latina Media Ventures, LLC

Amanda Cargill is the Food Content Director at Latina Media Ventures, where she oversees food- and spirits-related features in Latina Magazine and on Latina.com and TheLatinKitchen.com. She has traveled extensively in Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East. Her work and travel have cultivated her palate and fostered a deep love of food and the stories it tells. Amanda received her BA in Sociology from the University of California at Los Angeles.

Learn to Cook! 1-Minute Video: How to Deseed a Jalapeño
Learn to Cook! 1-Minute Video: How to Deseed a Jalapeño

One of Latin cuisine's most prolific ingredients, jalapeño is the workhorse of many beloved recipes. But unlike the exotic and/or trendy ingredients of recent years (i.e. quinoa, dulce de leche, pumpkin), the humble jalapeño is more show than tell, quietly adding heat and texture to salads, tacos, burgers, and more.


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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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7 Chow Down-Worthy Chilis for National Chili Day
7 Chow Down-Worthy Chilis for National Chili Day

Chili is the perfect winter antidote, and today we have permission to chow down on this favorite among hearty foods. February 26th is National Chili Day!

In honor of the popular dish, we gathered a few of our favorite Latin-inspired versions. Here, the best chili recipes, from meaty to vegetarian, spicy to sweet, you'll ever make!

Get the recipes at The Latin Kitchen >>>


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Learn to Cook! 1-Minute Video: How to Perfectly Slice a Pineapple
Learn to Cook! 1-Minute Video: How to Perfectly Slice a Pineapple

Golden pineapples are a tropical treat that's guaranteed to lift your end-of-winter spirits. But how do you pick the perfect pineapple? And how to you slice perfect pineapple rings?

Watch this quick cooking video hosted by TheLatinKitchen.com vlogger Melissa Bailey to find out. Got a minute? That's all it takes!

Learn to slice perfect pineapple rings at The Latin Kitchen >>>


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Latin Burgers Crush It at South Beach Wine & Food Festival's Burger Bash
Latin Burgers Crush It at South Beach Wine & Food Festival's Burger Bash

Last night, the South Beach Wine and Food Festival hosted its 9th Annual Burger Bash. We were there and tried all 30 burgers - yes, 30! - many of which were created by Latin restaurants and/or featured Latin ingredients.


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Mix Up Your Margs with Fun Recipes for National Margarita Day

Rejoice Margarita lovers! February 22nd is National Margarita Day! Though it's true that you don't need a designated day to enjoy your favorite tequila cocktail, a celebration is the best time to get creative with ingredients, prep, and presentation.

To inspire you, we've collected a few of our favorite unique margarita recipes. Enjoy!


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Honor National Heart Month with Healthy Recipes You'll Love
Honor National Heart Month with Healthy Recipes You'll Love

February is National Heart Health Month! To celebrate – and to honor the ticker that keeps us all ticking – we're working up healthy recipes composed of nutritious and wholesome ingredients. (And they're as delicious as they are good for you.) From salmon and oatmeal to beans and chocolate, the ingredients in these recipes support and enhance heart health. Salud!


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Learn to Cook! 1-Minute Video: How to Deseed a Pomegranate
Learn to Cook! 1-Minute Video: How to Deseed a Pomegranate

Pomegranate seeds are such a treat. They make great toppings on salads and are a crunchy, healthy snack. But freeing pomegranate seeds from the fruit's fleshy membrane – a process many believe to be messy and time consuming – can turn off even the most seasoned home cook. If you're among those who thinks the prize isn't worth the effort, we're going to change your mind.


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Sexy Valentine’s Day Cocktails We’re Crushing On
Sexy Valentine’s Day Cocktails We’re Crushing On

Whether you're flying solo or wining and dining your love this Valentine's Day, everyone deserves a sexy cocktail on February 14th. And while champagne and overly sweet sips are nice, there's more to Valentine's Day cocktails than bubbles and sugar.

Kick your cocktail recipes up a notch with these delish drinks that are guaranteed to turn you on!


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Single in the City? 4 Great Spots to Celebrate V-day With Your Girlfriends
Single? 4 Great Spots to Celebrate V-Day With Your Girlfriends

Valentine's Day is upon is, and it seems like everywhere you look there's a list of the "Best Restaurants for Romance" and "Hot Gifts for Her on Valentine's Day." (We know because a few of those lists are ours.) And fair enough…if you're part of a couple. But what about us single gals? Are we to spend the "holiday" - in air quotes because, really, is Valentine's Day a legit holiday? - crying and alone with a box of Oreos, a full Netflix queue, and our cat? N.O. And if you had to pause before answering, shame on you.


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