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

Pack It Up: 8 Homemade Recipes for Your Next Road Trip
Pack It Up: 8 Homemade Recipes for Your Next Road Trip

Everyone loves a road trip. What everyone doesn’t love are the icky “foods” (and we use this term loosely) eaten in the car while on said road trip. A burrito served in a box, kept warm with a heat lamp, and sold at the only gas station for the next fifty miles? No, thanks.

If only there were roadside stalls selling fresh juices, tortillas, and tamales. Sadly, "We’re not in Mexico anymore, Dorothea!"


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See It Now: Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana Dancers at NYC's BAM
See It Now: Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana Dancers at NYC's BAM

Founded in 1983, New York’s Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana dance company has performed in more than 71 venues in 26 states over the past 5 seasons. This week, the company is at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, where it's in the midst of a six-night run that features two programs and three world premieres.


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10 Super Side Dishes To Serve at Your Summer Barbecues
10 Super Side Dishes To Serve at Your Summer Barbecues

Yesterday, in honor of National Barbecue Month, we shared some of our all-time favorite barbecue recipes. Today, we’re focused on sides; namely recipes for side dishes that go great with barbecue!

This summer, forget boring chips and potato salad, and instead fill your backyard picnic table with grill-tastic sides bursting with color and flavor. From smokey elotes to veggie-packed pasta salads, we’ve got the super summer sides your grill yearns to make for you! 


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Celebrate Cuba's Independence Day with Classic Cuban Recipes
Celebrate Cuba's Independence Day with Classic Cuban Recipes

It’s Cuban Independence Day, and never – at least not since the original Independence Day – have there been more reasons to celebrate the little island country that could.

Cuba has had a big year, and to honor it, we’ve rounded up some of its most traditional and most beloved recipes. After all, what better way to show love and respect for people and place than with food? Happy Día de la Independencia, Cuba!


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8 Spectacular Cake Recipes for Your Summer Celebrations
8 Spectacular Cake Recipes for Your Summer Celebrations

What can we say about cakes? We love them? Yes, but there’s so much more to it than that. Cakes are something we all have in common. They’re a part of our birthdays, our quinceañeras, our graduations, and our weddings. The list of special celebrations and holidays that comprise the bulk of our warm and fuzzy memories all include cake.

And so, in honor of World Baking Day, we’ve collected 8 of our favorite cake recipes of all time, all of which are special enough to be worthy of your summer celebrations. Enjoy!


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Chefs Aaron Sanchez and Marcus Samuelsson at Harlem EatUp!
Aaron Sanchez's 6 Rules for Life (and Cooking)

What does Chef Aaron Sanchez have to say about his career? How does he feel about women in the kitchen?

The famed Mexican chef, restaurant owner, and TV host shared his thoughts on these topics and more at last weekend's first ever Harlem EatUp! Festival. Check out the insights and good advice he gives now!


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Loco for Latin Burgers? Check Out These 5 Insanely Delish Cheeseburgers!
Loco for Latin Burgers? Check Out These 5 Insanely Delish Cheeseburgers!

Welcome to the second edition of “We Love Burgers!” (On May 1st, we kicked off National Burger Month with a collection of delish Latin burgers.) Today, we’re celebrating America’s favorite food with a comprehensive list of the best cheeseburger recipes we’ve ever made.

Click through to find the recipe you’ll be making this Memorial Day, and check back in two weeks – we’re highlighting burgers every other Friday in May – for mouthwatering meatless burgers.


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What Would Your Fave Song Be if It Was a Food?
What Would Your Fave Song Be if It Was a Food?

The Billboard Music Awards are Sunday, and we’re celebrating in our usual foodie style – by reimagining the most popular songs of the last year as food, of course.

What, for example, is the culinary equivalent of Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off?” A coconut flaked cake pop, perhaps?

Click through to find out the answer to this burning question (and see if your fave song is a sweet little cake ball or a rum and coke with a heavy pour). 


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15 Salsa Recipes That Are So Good You'll Want to Drink Them
15 Salsa Recipes That Are So Good You'll Want to Drink Them

We’re a week into National Salsa Month, and if you’ve been celebrating every day thus far, you’ve likely run out of creative recipes for the spicy stuff.

You’re in luck. We collected 15 salsa recipes ranging from zesty to fruity to smoky to sweet that you can serve on everything from eggs to steak to raw veggies…even swirled into your favorite soups.

Click through and whip up whatever suits your salsa fancy. All 15? We won’t tell. 


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25 Food-tastic Celebrity Instagrams
25 Food-tastic Celebrity Instagrams

May is Social Media Month, and to put our foodie stamp on the celebration, we’re highlighting our favorite foodie celebrity Instagrams. Proving that they are, in fact, just like us, the celebrities featured here are way into food.

Check out these drool-inducing snaps of their dinners out, home-cooked meals, food truck faves, and more!


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