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

9 Foodie Travel Souvenirs Your Friends Won't Throw Away
9 Foodie Travel Souvenirs Your Friends Won't Throw Away

Remember the ubiquitous souvenir t-shirts everyone got as gifts in the 80’s? 'My abuela went to Honduras and all I got was this lousy t-shirt.'

You know the one. In fact, they're probably selling "vintage" versions at Urban Outfitters right now. Gracias a dios, these travel souvenirs aren’t those.


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4 Best Restaurants in Puerto Rico Right Now
4 Best Restaurants in Puerto Rico Right Now

July 25th is Puerto Rico’s Constitution Day. To celebrate the small but mighty Caribbean island, we’re highlighting a few of its best and brightest restaurants; specifically, restaurants in San Juan's premier nightlife destination, La Placita de Santurce.


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20 Tasty Tequila Recipes to Celebrate Mexico's Favorite Spirit
20 Tasty Tequila Recipes to Celebrate Mexico's Favorite Spirit

Not all food holidays are created equal. Case in point: National Tequila Day. Though not technically a food - some would argue differently, of course – Mexico’s favorite spirit deserves a day, a month, a parade, a piñata, and, possibly, sainthood. It’s good as a shot, great in a cocktail, and a tangy addition to all manner of Mexican dishes. 

Don't believe us? Check out these magically delicious recipes!


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Pining for Pineapples? Make These Creative Piña Colada Recipes Tonight
Pining for Pineapples? Make These Creative Piña Colada Recipes Tonight

How many piña coladas have you had this summer? If you can answer that question, you haven't had enough.

Good news, though. Today is the perfect day to play catch up. It's National Piña Colada day! Purportedly created in Puerto Rico by a crafty bartender named Ramón "Monchito" Marrero, the sweet sip is a Latin cocktail favorite. Tropical, fresh, and fruity, piña coladas hit all the right summer notes. 


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6 Blueberry Recipes That Will Make Your Mouth Happy
6 Blueberry Recipes That Will Make Your Mouth Happy

Feeling blue? We are, too, but in the best kind of way. July is National Blueberry Month, and to celebrate, we’ve gathered a few of our favorite recipes featuring the plump, juicy, fruit. Native to the U.S. and produced in 38 states, they’re a summer staple. 

So head over to your local farmer’s market and pick up a bushel or two. These blueberry recipes won’t disappoint.


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7 Great Gazpachos for Hot Summer Nights
7 Great Gazpachos for Hot Summer Nights

Summer has officially arrived, and it’s brought with it a steady haze of heat and humidity. No one wants to be in a hot kitchen now, which is why we’ve rounded up our favorite gazpacho recipes. A cold tomato-based soup typically made of raw, pureed vegetables, it’s a fabulous foodie antidote to the scorching summer sun.

Check out these seven delicious gazpachos and mix one up tonight! 


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Celebrate Venezuela! 14 Delish National Dishes to Eat on Independence Day
Celebrate Venezuela! 14 Delish National Dishes to Eat on Independence Day

If you don’t do enough grilling, sipping and celebrating on July 4th, you’ll get another chance on July 5th. That’s Venezuelan Independence Day, and what better way to celebrate more than 200 years of history than by cooking up and sharing traditional Venezuelan dishes?

From classic pasapalos to roast pernil to golfeados, here are 14 recipes to help celebrate the delicious Venezuela we know and love. 


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4 Latin Burger Recipes To Spice Up Your July 4th Barbecue
4 Latin Burger Recipes To Spice Up Your July 4th Barbecue

Bored by the same old burger recipes you know and … well, sort of like but wouldn’t mind replacing with something better? We feel you, which is why we asked David Guas, the Cuban Chef and author of Grill Nation, for a few of his favorite Latin burger recipes.

Here they are – just in time for Fourth of July – in all of their mouthwatering glory!


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Hot Dog! 6 Perros Calientes You Should Grill Up This 4th of July
Hot Dog! 6 Perros Calientes You Should Grill Up This 4th of July

No Fourth of July barbecue or cookout is complete without the ultimate in summer fare: the hot dog. Though considered an American classic, the humble hot dog is a staple in Latin countries, too.

Here are some of our favorite perros calientes, from Chilean completos to Colombian dogs and more. What's your favorite? 

Get the recipes at The Latin Kitchen >>


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6 Grilling Hacks to Improve Your Grill Skillz (and Save You Time and Money)
6 Grilling Hacks to Improve Your Grill Skillz (and Save You Time and Money)

Summer is officially here! If you made it through winter's cold, you can celebrate with delicious grilled steaks and tasty burgers cooked up on your patio grill.

Here, the best grilling hacks to save you time and money. You’re welcome!

Get the grilling tips and ideas at The Latin Kitchen >>


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