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.

6 Mind-blowing Hot Wings Recipes Just in Time for the Super Bowl
6 Mind-blowing Hot Wings Recipes Just in Time for the Super Bowl

Hot wings are a football party staple, and there's no bigger party than the Super Bowl. 

This weekend, indulge your craving with these delish hot wings recipes. Trust us, you've never had hot wings like this before.

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Score a Touchdown with Awesome Latin Superbowl Party Recipes
Score a Touchdown with Awesome Latin Super Bowl Party Recipes

Superbowl weekend is here, and with it the party you're probably hosting for your boyfriend, your friends, your boyfriend's friends, your family… basically everyone who loves football.

Don't panic. We've got you covered with easy Latin recipes that make perfect Superbowl party snacks and can be prepared in a snap.

Chile relleno burgers, Mexican tortas, pulled pork tacos? Yea, we've got that and more. Go team!


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Superbowl Party Snacks for Vegetarians (Yes, Really!)
Superbowl Party Snacks for Vegetarians (Yes, Really!)

The football party to end all football parties - the Superbowl - is just around the corner, and with it a table full of beef nachos, burgers, chili dogs, and chicken wings. What's a vegetarian to do?

This year, show your vegetarian Superbowl party attendees some love by serving a few meatless dishes. Here, a collection of awesome vegetarian Superbowl recipes - from black bean cemitas to cheese jalapeno poppers - that are guaranteed to score with all your guests.   


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Learn to Cook! 1-Minute Video: How to Peel Plantains
Learn to Cook! 1-Minute Video: How to Peel Plantains

Peeling plantains doesn't have to be difficult. Watch this quick cooking video to learn the fastest way to prepare plantains for making tostonesmaduros, and mofongo!

Then check back every Monday for more videos that teach you how to cook your favorite Latin foods.  

Learn to peel plantains at The Latin Kitchen >>>


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13 Super Soups to Keep You Warm This Winter
13 Super Soups to Keep You Warm This Winter

Baby, it's cold out there, which is perhaps why January is National Soup Month. Though we don't really need a reason to enjoy a delicious bowl of soup, winter's chill makes us crave its hearty warmth all the more. Here, 13 of our favorite soup recipes of all time.  

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Learn to Cook! 1-Minute Video: How to Quick Soak Black Beans
Learn to Cook! 1-Minute Video: How to Quick Soak Black Beans

Cooking with raw beans instead of canned is easier than you think. All you need is water, lemon juice or vinegar, and time. (And you don't even have to be home during this "time.")

In this 1-minute cooking video, The Latin Kitchen vlogger Melissa Bailey shows you how to quick soak black beans. Doing so will save you money, ensure you get each bean's full health benefit, and make more authentic and more flavorful frijoles


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Learn to Cook! 1-Minute Video: How to Peel a Kiwi
Learn to Cook! 1-Minute Video: How to Peel a Kiwi

Stay on track with your "Learn to cook" New Year's resolution with this 1-minute cooking video. In it, The Latin Kitchen vlogger Melissa Bailey shows you the fastest and cleanest way to peel a kiwi - no mashing the fruit or getting juice on your apron! 

Learn to peel kiwi at The Latin Kitchen >>>


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Happy Birthday Angie Martinez! Exclusive Interview with the Cookbook Author & "The Voice of New York"
EXCLUSIVE: Angie Martinez Talks About Her New Cookbook & Being "The Voice of New York"

Known as “The Voice of New York,” Angie Martinez hosts a radio show that is consistently ranked #1 in the country among young audiences. But that's not the only thing on this busy mujer's plate. 


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Learn to Cook! 1-Minute Video: How to Peel Garlic
Learn to Cook! 1-Minute Video: How to Peel Garlic

Is "Learn how to cook" one of your New Year's resolutions? If it is, you're in the right spot. Here, the first of 12 cooking videos we'll roll out each Monday over the next three months: How to Peel Garlic.

Watch and follow The Latin Kitchen vlogger Melissa Bailey as she teaches you how to peel garlic quickly, easily, and with no mess. Happy cooking! 


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Three Cheers for New Year's! Cava Cocktails Worth Toasting (and Drinking)
Three Cheers for New Year's! Cava Cocktails Worth Toasting (and Drinking)

Don't call it champagne, call it drinkable! (Who actually finishes a glass of champagne after the toast, anyway?)

Cava, a fizzy Spanish wine, is similar to champagne but far more flexible. In flavors and finishes ranging from sweet to herbal, dry to delicate, it's the perfect New Year's Eve party cocktail ingredient. 

Here, five awesome Cava cocktails to ring in 2015. Pop some corks, people! 


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