The Latin Kitchen

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4 Horchata Cocktail Recipes to Try This Fall

Horchata may possibly be the most intriguing beverage to come out of Latin American culture. While its origins are up for debate, the recipe remains virtually unchanged. It's typically a blend of almonds, rice, and cinnamon — and everyone adds their own unique twist from there. Often, individual horchata recipes are closely guarded family treasures, which are passed down through generations and made during holidays and special occasions.

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Labor Day White Foods Recipes
16 Recipes Made With White Ingredients to Enjoy Post-Labor Day

Labor Day will come and go, but delicious food should live on forever. Whether you adhere (or not) to the "no white after Labor Day" rule, we urge you: don't let that follow you in the kitchen! Not when you have Roasted Butternut Squash & Turkey Lasagna to make, Bacalaeo a lo Nico calling your name, or Huevos Ahogados con Nopal to whip up for a morning treat.

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Olive Oil Recipes
10 Fresh Uses For Olive Oil (Because We're Celebrating National Olive Oil Month!)

August is National Olive Oil Month! Did you know there was a holiday celebrating the wonders of olive oil? We love olive oil for many reasons: it's a great way to add subtle flavors to many recipes, it's easy to cook, grill and bake with, and it's heart healthy. Olive oil is high in monounsaturated fatty acids, a.k.a. the same healthy fats found in avocados. These fats have been shown to lower your risk of heart disease, lower your total cholesterol, and may even be helpful in regulating insulin levels and blood sugar.

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Cheers! 12 Boozy Recipes for National Rum Day
Cheers! 12 Boozy Recipes for National Rum Day

Are you a fan of rum? Us, too! Luckily for all of us this Saturday, August 16th, is National Rum Day

Like any other holiday there’s a lot to do, recipes to find, ingredients to buy, friends to call! Don’t worry, we did all the research for you and compiled some of our favorite rum recipes for your foodporn-viewing pleasure and party-planning ease! 

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Coffee beans
11 Coffee-Infused Recipes That Will Make Your Mouth Water

If mornings had a flavor, it would be coffee. Whether it’s a cafecito with condensed milk, a strong cortado or a reliable cafe con leche, nothing feels more comforting than a cup of coffee. But here's the truth: coffee can do more than jump your cables in the wee hours of the morning. In fact, coffee can be an ingredient in many savory food dishes as well. 

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Celeb Food Obsessions
6 Celebs Who Are Obsessed with Latin Food

We know your secret: you have a culinary Achilles' Heel. Don't be ashamed, everyone has one, a dish they can't ever give up. Sure you may try to play coy and keep away when you see it on the menu, but resistance is futile; you'll just end up indulging anyway.

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Peruvian Rice with Shrimp
15 Delish Recipes to Make For Peruvian Independence Day

It's Peruvian Independence Day, so we think it's time to really highlight some of Peru's amazing signature recipes. Beyond quinoa and potatoes, Peru boasts a bounty of veggies and seafood and a delicious tradition of farm-to-table foods.

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10 Latin BBQ Sides
10 Delicious Latin Side Dishes Perfect for Your BBQ Party!

At our BBQ partites this summer, the smell of garlic as it caramelizes on a searing churrasco make our mouths water. But what's a steak or hot dog without something extra special on the side? We know that the real showstoppers are side dishes. They're are filling, travel well, complement any protein, and have a flavor so addictive that they can stand alone, too. And as an added bonus, many sides can be made hours in advance--giving you time to actually enjoy yourself and spend time with your guests instead of being tied to the grill! 

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Meet the Press! 11 Awesome Recipes for Panini Makers
11 Awesome Latin Recipes for Panini Makers

We love the comforta and ease that Panini Makers bring into our lives. Sure, their name suggests that these counter-top contraptions are good for one thing, and one thing only, but that could not be further from the truth! The possibilities are endless, and we encourage you to take advantage of the summer’s easiest grilling with a simple Crab and Avocado Cakes or a traditional Cubano Sandwich.

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Argentinian Steak
25 Delicious Recipes for Argentinean Independence Day!

It's Argentina's Independence Day, and what an Independence Day it is! Though World Cup fever may – for now – generate more national pride than Independence Day, it's important to remember that it was on this day in 1816 that the Congress of Tucuman declared independence for the United Provinces of South America, a title that remains one of the legal names of the Argentine Republic. 

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