By Diana Delatorre | 05/31/2010 - 10:00
Viva La Vida is not just a nifty Coldplay tune, it's also a fairly useful cookbook. Colombian chef Rafael Palomino's sophomore effort, Viva la Vida: Festive Recipes for Entertaining Latin Style, offers easy to follow recipes for entertaining—Latin style. The brain behind Sonora restaurant, Chef Palomino's dishes takes his reader on a culinary roadtrip of Latin American flavors and traditions using a basic and accessible approach.
By Bren Herrera | 05/26/2010 - 16:29
Memorial Day weekend kicks off grilling season! But if you don’t have a huge backyard (or a park nearby!) that gives you open space for firing up a monster grill, don't worry. Our food columnist Bren Herrera has the tools and tips you’ll need to get started right in your home.
By Verky Arcos | 05/21/2010 - 14:38
Gastronomy has become the new craze in the US within the past several years, and food & wine festivals have been popping up everywhere on the map. So it's surprising that as much of a "foodie" culture that we are, there has never been a legit prominent festival of celebrating Latin cuisine. I mean, what better way to celebrate and showcase Latin culture than by way of food, drinks and music?
By Mariela Rosario | 05/21/2010 - 11:00
Chef Daisy Martinez has been a cooking up delicious Latin treats for us on TV for years. From the French Culinary Institute to PBS to the Food Network, she has always made the art of cooking seem so easy and relatable. Latina.com sat down with the acclaimed chef to talk to her about her amazing new cookbook, Daisy: Morning, Noon and Night: Bringing Your Family Together with Everyday Latin Dishes, her favorite dish and her advice for busy moms who want to make a special meals for their families.
By Bren Herrera | 05/18/2010 - 08:00
I’ve always loved red snapper, especially at Thai restaurants. Haven’t had it in a while, but it’s the one thing I love to order every other visit. Cuban and Latin Americans eat pargo any kind of way, but I don’t remember my mother ever really making it. Short of recently seeing it prepared in avocado in a Cuban cookbook, I had kind of “back-burnered” it from my top culinary choices.
By Bren Herrera | 05/05/2010 - 16:17
Today is a good day to celebrate Mexicans and their contributions to this country! With all that’s going on in Arizona (against all Latinos) Cinco de Mayo couldn’t have come at a better time.
To that end, let’s talk about some of Mexico’s beloved indigenous foods and spirits. Tequila, for starters, made from the agave plant, is usually the liquor of choice. And then there are Margaritas—tons and tons of Margaritas.
And what about guac?
By Elayne Fluker | 05/04/2010 - 16:30
Buzzed about chef Bren Herrera grew up in a very Latin home—speaking mostly Spanish with her family. Born in Havana, Cuba, and raised in the suburbs of DC, Bren realized at an early age she wanted to entertain people and that she had a love and a natural talent for cooking. She started mirroring her mother in the kitchen when she was only 8, and her first job as a teen was waiting tables at a Latin restaurant in the Washington, DC area.
By Dorkys Ramos | 06/17/2009 - 15:05
I never learned how to cook like my mother: a pinch of this, a dash of that and somehow her sazón would come out perfect every single time. She can taste whatever is bubbling in the pot and know exactly what’s missing. Not me.
Growing up, I’d throw mini feminist rants saying, “I’m never becoming a stay-at-home mom to cook for a man!” It would only be fueled by my dad’s old-school claims that once I get married, my husband was going to bring me right back as soon as he learned that I couldn’t cook. “Well then I’ll marry a chef!” I’d say.
By Dorkys Ramos | 03/19/2009 - 15:45
Between working a nine-to-five and picking up the tots from school, you barely have time to make a proper meal for the fam. Well, why don’t you enlist the help of your kids in the kitchen? Not only will you spend quality time with him (and gain an extra hand in making dinner), but you’ll also teach him valuable lessons along the way.
By Diana Delatorre | 02/12/2009 - 14:11
Low on funds? Is making this Valentine's Day special proving especially difficult? Then I have some good news! You don't need a lot of money to show your beloved that you care. What you need is Latin Lover Lite by Chef LaLa. Trained as a nutritionist, Chef LaLa's book aims to keep all of the flavor of traditional Latin food while eliminating the fat.