By Cristina Arreola | 10/21/2013 - 10:07
It appears that more and more American shoppers are turning towards Latin foods and ingredients for their everyday cooking needs.
According to Fox News Latino, tortillas now outsell burger and hot dog buns, and tortilla chips sales are growing faster than that of potato chips.
By The Latin Kitchen | 10/10/2013 - 16:35
Celebrate the start of the new season by heading to the farmers market. Take in the deep and vibrant colors of the fresh produce (purple, orange, forest green) and let your imagination run wild with possibility. As the temperature drops and it's once again safe to turn the stove on, let your home fill with the aromas of roasted vegetables, simmering soups and stews, and the warm scents of cinnamon and nutmeg.
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.