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.

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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What Your Fave Latina Celebrities Will Be Eating & Drinking at The Emmys After Party
What Your Fave Latina Celebrities Will Be Eating & Drinking at the Emmys After Party

The 66th Annual Emmy Awards are taking place Monday, August 25  at the Los Angeles Convention Center, and with the list of attendees including several of our favorite Latinas like Modern Family’s Sofia Vergara (who is also a presenter) and Dascha Polanco of Orange is the New Black, the foodie in us wants to know: What will the stars be eating and drinking?!


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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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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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Rick Bayless, Marcela Valladolid and Aaron Sanchez
Must-See TV: The Best Cooking Shows to Watch When It's Just 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 a/c? – is unthinkable. What to do? Watch TV, of course. But not just any TV: food TV!


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Juice It! Easy Juicing Tips and a Sweet Summer Recipe
Super Simple Juicing Tips and a Sweet Summer Recipe!

Natural juices have always been popular in Latin America. From refrescos to aguas frescas, they’re the drink of choice on hot summer days. Juicing is now big in the U.S. as well, thanks mostly to its nutritional benefits; liquefied fruits and veggies strengthen the immune system, boost energy, and provide essential vitamins.


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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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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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The Perfect Hamburger Patty: Simple Grilling Tips from the Pros
The Perfect Hamburger Patty: Simple Grilling Tips from the Pros

The 4th of July is upon is, which means it's time to fire up the grill (if you haven't already) and hit the beach, park, and backyard patio to celebrate. But along with all of the festivities comes the common question, “How do I grill the perfect hamburger patty?”


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3 Delish Summer Drinks to Die For
3 Delish Summer Drinks That Are to Die For!

It's summertime and the sippin' is sexy! Mix up these cool, warm-weather cocktails created by the barmen at Miami's Rumbar for a picnic, pool party, or Independence Day celebration. (They're also great for a party of two: you and your air conditioner!) Salud! 


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