Mariela Rosario

I'm a raging opinionista and I love to share my ramblings on everything from pop culture to food to stuff that makes me laugh & cry! I've worked in all types of media (TV, film, print) and was previously the online editor at Latina magazine before joining Mamás Latinas. On most nights you can find me working my way through my library of cookbooks or playing with my puppy Lola (my only child so far). I have a wonderful hubby who shares my passion for any and all kinds of travel. Together, we've formed a semi-professional wine drinking team.

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Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Latinos & the Oscars?

Even though relatively few Latinos have nabbed Oscars, we have a rich history with the most coveted award in Hollywood. Take our quiz and find out how much you know.Even though relatively few Latinos have nabbed Oscars, we have a rich history with the most coveted award in Hollywood. Take our quiz and find out how much you know.


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Javier Bardem's 5 Steps to Cinema Godliness
Javier Bardem's 5 Steps to Cinema Godliness

Javier Bardem is the definition of a cinema king! The Oscar-winning Spaniard has become an undeniably versatile, utterly engaging onscreen presence. Here’s how he gets the job done:


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6 Degrees of Robert Rodriguez
6 Degrees of Robert Rodriguez

If Robert Rodriguez’s Facebook profile were public, the social networking site would probably crash daily. The Texas-based director’s real-life friends list includes a who’s who of Latino Hollywood—actors whom Rodriguez tapped to be in his movies and whose careers he’s helped catapult. Check out our list below and look for Machete Kills on Oct. 11 and Rodriguez’s action-packed cable network, El Rey, in early 2014.


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Latino Holiday Traditions: How Do You Celebrate?

Does your family celebrate unique traditions when the holidays roll around? Although many of these practices may seem silly, the holidays just wouldn’t feel the same with out them! Check out some of our favorite Latino Holiday traditions from around the world:


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BEAUTY POLL: Shakira's Haircut
BEAUTY POLL: Shakira Debuts a New Haircut!

Shakira Week may have come to an end, but the Colombian singer is still full of surprises. One of the reasons we love Shakira is that she is never afraid to try new things! She just proved us right again by chopping off her signature long, wavy locks.

WATCH: Shakira's New Music Video for "Rabiosa"


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CELEB STYLE POLL: Santa Baby Mariah Carey
CELEB STYLE POLL: Mariah Carey's Many Santa Suits

Mariah Carey is a woman of many clothes and accessories, but one of her favorite things to collect, oddly enough, seems to be sexy Santa outfits. Now, we're not judging, she does look undeniably cute in every single one of these ensembles, but we want to hear from you.


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Shakira Week: Sneak Peeks at 'Shakira: Live from Paris' Start Today!
Shakira Week: Sneak Peeks at 'Shakira: Live from Paris' Start Today!

We have some exclusive video from Shakira's upcoming Live from Paris DVD, (on sale December 6th) so check in every day until the new vid goes on sale to get sneak peeks and behind-the-scenes access to see Shaki traveling the world for her Sale el Sol tour!


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Cyber Monday: 5 Hot Latino Sites to Shop Right Now!
Cyber Monday: 5 Hot Latino Sites to Shop Right Now!

Around here, we greatly prefer Cyber Monday to Black Friday because it allows us to get all of our holiday shopping done via computer, in our pajamas, without having to worry about exposing ourselves to the violence at our local Walmart!

So, we decided to highlight 5 Latino sites we love so that you can shop 'till you drop and know that you are supporting your community at the same time. It's guilt-free and efficient—don't worry, you can thank us later!


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EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Chef Aarón Sánchez on Who Runs the Kitchen on Thanksgiving

With a few nationally-recognized restaurants under his belt, not to mention a slew of cookbooks, oh and did we mention all those shows on the Food Network (and a new one on Spanish-language network Utilisima), you would think that famed chef Aarón Sánchez would pretty much have a lock on the kitchen in his family for the holidays! But, you would be forgetting that his mother is the wonderful Zarela Martinez, also known as the inventor of upscale Mexican cuisine.


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Classic Latin Recipe: Roast Pavochón with Giblet Gravy

In the grand tradition of delicious Latin cooking, we wanted to share our very favorite way to prepare our Thanksgiving turkey. Sure, turkey cooking fads come and go—some choose to fry their birds whole, other go exotic with a Tandoori twist, but we just love the traditional pavochón!

A pavochón is marinated and cooked as if were lechón...in other words, absolutely delicious!


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