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Foodcrawling: Where to Find the Best Vegetarian Tamales in LA
Foodcrawling: Where to Find the Best Vegetarian Tamales in LA

Tamales are crave-worthy year-round, but they’re especially significant at the holidays. It’s at Christmas that Mexican families – specifically, the women of the house – gather together for a tamalada, which includes laughing, reminiscing, and swapping stories and recipes while undertaking the labor-intensive tamale-making tradition. 


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Slow Cooker Challenge: Read These Reviews to Learn Which Works Best
Slow Cooker Challenge: Read These Reviews to Learn Which Works Best

If you haven't made dinner using a slow cooker, you haven't lived. Seriously, slow cookers are the magic wands of kitchen utensils, capable of creating masterful meals while you work, work out, socialize, and clean the house. If you don't yet have a slow cooker, read our reviews of the best on the market to see which will suit your needs. If you're considering giving a slow cooker as a gift, do the same.


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10 Must Have Kitchen Gadgets for Holiday Cooking
10 Must Have Kitchen Gadgets for Holiday Cooking

Cooking a holiday feast for the the family this year? If you answered yes, make sure your kitchen is equipped with these essential cooking tools. From slow cookers and cookie cutters to herb keepers and oven mitts, these must-have gadgets guarantee you'll enjoy (versus dread) your time in the kitchen. 


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6 Best Punch Bowls & Holiday Party Drinks
6 Best Punch Bowls & Holiday Party Drinks

Punch bowls are making a comeback at holiday parties in the U.S. In Latin America, however, the festive drinks contained within them never fell out of fashion. In Mexico, for example, Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without Ponche Navideña; in Chile, the time-honored holiday drink is the rum, milk, and coffee concoction known as Cola de Mono; and in Puerto Rico and other Caribbean islands coquito is found at holiday parties throughout the season.


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Splurge-Worthy Christmas Gifts That Will Delight Friends This Christmas
Splurge-Worthy Christmas Gifts That Will Delight Friends This Christmas

Of all the people to whom you must give a Christmas gift, there are always a few to whom you want to give a gift - and not just any gift, but a perfectly pitched splurge of a gift that he or she will treasure. These are the people who inspire you, encourage you, applaud you, and love you (even when you're more naughty than nice).


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6 Airport Restaurants that Make Holiday Travel Tolerable
6 Airport Restaurants that Make Holiday Travel Tolerable

Long considered a stressful but necessary evil, holiday travel is now something to look forward to thanks to recent collaborations between celeb chefs and urban airports. Famous food names like Dean Fearing, Wolfgang Puck, Rick Bayless, and Scott Conant are spicing up urban travel hubs from Vegas to Dallas to Chicago.

If only they could do something about the long lines and crying babies. 


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10 Fabulous Food Gifts for Your Foodie Friends
10 Fabulous Food Gifts for Your Foodie Friends

Don't kid yourself. Holiday shopping is a job. Though it can be fun shopping for yourself - you know what you like! - it can be difficult to figure out what the friend or family member who has everything won't regift. 


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What & Where to Eat in Recoleta, Buenos Aires' Poshest Neighborhood
What & Where to Eat in Recoleta, Buenos Aires' Poshest Neighborhood

 

Traveling to Buenos Aires? Check out our quick guide to Buenos Aires restaurants for foodie travel tips and insider restaurant recommendations on dining in one of the city's best neighborhoods. Here, a collection of our fave restaurants in Recoleta, aka “The Paris of South America.” 


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19 Creative Chorizo Recipes
19 Creative Chorizo Recipes

Chorizo is the unsung hero of the Latin kitchen. Small morsels of pork sausage that can be seasoned to suit any taste, they're a tasty canvas on which to begin your cooking.

Fold them into scrambled eggs and tuck it into a tortilla for breakfast, layer under melted cheese for a happy hour bite everyone will remember, sandwich it in a bolillo, or use it as a topping for hearty corn arepas. The possibilities are truly endless.


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Tour Cartagena, Colombia with a Dessert Spoon and a Napkin!
Tour Cartagena, Colombia with a Dessert Spoon and a Napkin!

Cartagena, Colombia's Centro Historico has emerged as a major dining destination in recent years, with restaurant recommendations flooding the foodie blogosphere. But where do you go if you want a little sugar? Here, our picks for the colonial city's best spots to satisfy your sweet tooth.  

See the sweet pics on The Latin Kitchen >>>


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