By The Latin Kitchen | 09/19/2013 - 12:44
Latin American cuisine uses hundreds of varieties of peppers to create beloved smoky and spicy dishes that transcend borders -- from poblanos to jalapenos to pasillas. Why, you ask? Well, not only do they add flavor, but peppers are actually good for you! The vitamins and minerals they contain can potentially serve anti-bacterial and anti-carcinogenic purposes.
By Cristina Arreola | 09/12/2013 - 14:25
Remember when your mamá told you not to waste your food because there are starving children in the world? Turns out, she was doing the right thing.
A disheartening United Nations report reveals that a whopping 1.3 billion tons of food gets wasted each year. The total loss, which is about 1/3 of the total food produced in the world each year, amounts to economic losses of $750 billion.
By The Latin Kitchen | 07/20/2013 - 10:00
Armed with an intrepid sense of self-determination and patriotism, the masses of Bogota took to the streets in 1810 to rise up against Spanish rule. Now, 203 years later, we commemorate the efforts of these brave people and the beauty of Colombian culture by celebrating Colombian Independence on July 20th.
By Amaris Castillo | 07/17/2013 - 13:07
Ever tasted a Dominican cake? If you are Dominican, then of course. If you have Dominican friends, then of course. But what are the key ingredients behind the delicious, massive confection? And what actually goes into the thickly layered icing the cakes are best known for?
We did a little digging to find out.
Below are the things you definitely should know about Dominican cakes - so you will never have to question it again.
By The Latin Kitchen | 06/20/2013 - 16:30
Man, what a weekend! TLK spent the past weekend in the glorious Colorado Rockies, running around picturesque Aspen, eating and drinking our faces off at the Food & Wine Classic! Make no mistake; this is the creme de la creme of food festivals, and we loved every sweet, savory, and wine-drenched moment of it!
By The Latin Kitchen | 06/15/2013 - 11:00
Food trucks used to be convenience food, a last effort to get food in your stomach in the fleeting free moments of a hectic day. But nowadays, trucks are mobile gourmets, dishing up the best bites in a casual setting and luckily, many trucks have Latin food on the menu.
By The Latin Kitchen | 06/06/2013 - 12:37
The Puerto Rican Day Parade in New York City offers the perfect opportunity to celebrate the bounty of Puerto Rican cuisine. If you've ever had Latin food from the Caribbean, you know just how delectable traditional dishes can be, and you just might find something familiar here to re-create in your home kitchen.
By Irina Gonzalez | 05/23/2013 - 17:38
We don’t think there’s anything wrong with a little fast food craving once in a while but, unfortunately, you can take it go overboard sometimes. It’s not your fault, though. Some restaurants just take things too far—like these 7 fast food picks that we’re classifying as the grossest foods you definitely don’t want to eat. Now, some of these have pretty big followings but, trust us, these weird, gross and otherwise unhealthy fast food menu options should definitely stay off your radar—and out of your stomach.
By Amaris Castillo | 05/03/2013 - 16:50
By The Latin Kitchen | 04/26/2013 - 17:00
Chefs are sexy. Period. Just take a moment and watch them work. There's an art to mastering the nuances of a kitchen, and when chefs prep their services, sharpen their knives, dress their tables, pair their wines, and dish their plates, we can't help but swoon. When we finally taste the fruit of their labors, we admit; we get a little hot under the collar. Throw in some Latin spice, and we're completely over the moon.