By Latina Staff | 05/14/2014 - 14:21
Marcela Valladolid is on a mission. A mission to prove to the world that there is no yellow cheese in Mexican cooking.
By Latina Staff | 07/24/2013 - 13:19
We have to admit, it broke our hearts to hear that Paula Deen made racist remarks. She was one of the many reasons we tuned in to the Food Network (who doesn't want to watch things cooked in butter, only to be covered with more butter?). Unfortunately, her poor choice of words has led her to be fired from the network.
By Amaris Castillo | 05/03/2013 - 16:50
By Amaris Castillo | 12/02/2011 - 15:00
It can be difficult to figure out which Latino foods are the most family-friendly for the holidays. We’re talking about dishes that will have the whole family salivating at the mouth! So we turned to Marcela Valladolid, host of Food Network’s Mexican Made Easy for advice.
By Yuliana Gomez | 11/02/2011 - 17:00
Renowned Mexican American chef Aarón Sánchez will debut his new show, Aarón Loves New York, on Utilisima, the Fox-owned all-original Spanish Lifestyle cable network (which has been available on US cable networks since July 2010), on Sunday, November 6. “This is a really good representation of second generation Latinos rescuing their roots,” he says about the show. “It’s basically an insight into the way I cook and what I love and what inspires me everyday.”
By Amaris Castillo | 10/03/2011 - 08:00
Marcela Valladolid grew up with her feet firmly planted in two worlds—she was raised in Tijuana, Mexico but attended school in San Diego, California. This melding of two cultures would later serve as the seed for the Mexican American chef’s culinary career. At 18, Valladolid was an architecture student but after working as an assistant at her aunt’s culinary school in Mexico, she dropped out to pursue her dream.
By Amaris Castillo | 08/17/2011 - 11:00
As a child, Susie Jimenez helped her Mexican parents pick fruit. Working alongside her family in the fields helped plant the seed for Jimenez’s long relationship with food, which culminated in a successful culinary career and most recently in her second place finish on The Next Food Network Star. The 31-year-old California native lost to self-appointed “Sandwich King” Jeff Mauro on the show’s finale this past Sunday, but gained a ton of fans along the way.
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 Mariela Rosario | 03/18/2010 - 18:00
Gorgeous Chef Marcela Valladolid is the Food Network's latest cooking star! With a new show entitled Mexican Made Easy, and a fantastic cookbook, Fresh Mexico out in book stores now, the fashion-plate, chef, mother and TV personality is at the top of the world. We chatted with Marcela about how she got into the business of cooking and how she keeps it sexy and sabroso in the kitchen.
How did you get into cooking? What made you decide to become a chef?