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 love of food and the stories it tells. She is also a former professional dancer who writes arts and entertainment reviews for domestic and international publications. Amanda received her BA in Sociology from UCLA.
Follow her on Twitter at @amandasi and on Instagram at @amandasi1

Meh Margaritas? 9 New & Improved Recipes for National Margarita Day
Meh Margaritas? 9 New & Improved Recipes for National Margarita Day

It's National Margarita Day, which means it's time to mix up a big batch of everybody's fave Mexican cocktail and get to your happy place.

For inspiration, here's a collection of new and unexpected margarita recipes that are anything but boring. Salud!

 


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Dear White People: Why the Netflix Boycott Is Racist (Signed, A White Person)
Dear White People: Why the Netflix Boycott Is Racist (Signed, A White Person)

It's been a little more than a week since Netflix released its trailer for Dear White People, the show based on the popular movie of the same name that's scheduled to premiere April 28. In the days since the trailer's launch, a lot of people – specifically, white people – have responded with a lot of hate, arguing that the trailer is racist and calling for a Netflix boycott.


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Lick, Slam, Suck: Is Alcohol Good for Your Sex Life?
Lick, Slam, Suck: Is Alcohol Good for Your Sex Life?

Alcohol and sex. They go together like chips and salsa. Or do they?

Here at the Latina offices, there was a lot of chisme about the correlation between libido and alcohol consumption in the run up to Valentine’s Day. The general consensus was that alcohol is a turn on.


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7 Galentine's Day Recipes for Celebrating V-Day with Your Amigas
7 Galentine's Day Recipes for Celebrating V-Day with Your Amigas

Single on Valentine's Day? No llores en tu sopa. Celebrate self-love by hosting a "Gal"entine's Day party for your single and fabulous friends. 

Click through for easy recipes that will take you less than an hour to make, leaving you free to eat, drink, share, and laugh with the amigas who make your life wonderful! 

RELATED: The Single Girl's Guide to a Sexy Valentine's Day


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Bye Bye Guacamole: Why Building a Wall Won’t Happen (Hint: It’s a Food Thing)
Bye Bye Guacamole: Why Building a Wall Won’t Happen (Hint: It’s a Food Thing)

Guacamole. It’s the food star of the Super Bowl: the first thing fans reach for when they pull up to the sports bar and the real reason your friends come to your game day party.

So here’s a question: What would happen to America’s favorite football food if Trump built his beloved wall?


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Women's March Events: Top Bartenders Hosting D.C. Cocktail Tasting to Benefit Planned Parenthood
Women's March Events: Top Bartenders Hosting D.C. Cocktail Tasting to Benefit Planned Parenthood

Cocktails. They’re as essential to democracy as red ties and double talk. Deal making doesn’t happen over milkshakes, after all.

This weekend at Washington D.C.’s Columbia Room, cocktails will also be the focus of an empowerment-themed pop-up event to benefit Planned Parenthood.


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The Most Important Vacation of Your Life - What to See in Israel's Religious Cities
The Most Important Vacation of Your Life: What to See in Israel's Religious Cities

This story originally appeared in the December 2016/January 2017 issue of Latina magazine.


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NYC Day Trips: 13 Off-the-Grid Must-See Sights for Natives and Tourists
NYC Day Trips: 13 Off-the-Grid Must-See Sights for Natives and Tourists

This story was originally published in the September 2016 issue of Latina magazine.

Whether first time tourist or frequent guest, these off-the-grid destinations in classic NYC nabes highlight the Big Apple’s diversity and make your travel story worth talking about.   


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Southern Charm: Where to Eat, Stay, Shop, and Play in Louisville, Kentucky
Latina's Guide to Louisville, Kentucky: Where to Eat, Stay, and Play

Beloved for its smoky bourbon and Southern drawl (locals call it Lou-vuhl) laid-back Louisville, Kentucky is fast becoming a favorite destination among foodies, families, and adventure seekers.

Its urban meets Midwestern meets Southern charm is the result of some quirky facts — 90% of the disco balls produced in the U.S. are made in Louisville — and a rich social fabric.

Here are the historic city’s travel highlights:


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Muhammad Ali: Why His Message Matters to Latinos
Muhammad Ali: Why His Message Should Matter to Latinos Everywhere

"The Greatest." Muhammad Ali gave himself this title more than 50 years ago, and because it was true, it stuck. To quote "The Greatest," "It ain't bragging if you can back it up."

Friday night, "The Greatest" died from respiratory complications related to Parkinson's, the degenerative disease he battled for 30-plus years. He was 74 years old.  


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