By Mariela Rosario | 11/18/2011 - 12:00
Yes, everyone knows it’s all about the turkey, but one way to step up your Thanksgiving game is with kick-ass sides and desserts. It’s easy with these Latin riffs on five homey dishes. Show up on your host’s doorstep with gorgeous chipotle gratin or luscious pumpkin arroz con leche, and you’ll impress everyone, even those hard-to-please guests. Best of all, you won’t have to spend the day slaving away in the kitchen. Now that’s something to be thankful for.
By Adriana Rivera | 11/03/2011 - 15:20
While some people travel to Peru to experience classic tourist sites like Machu Picchu, many are traveling all the way to South America for some of the most exotic fusion cuisine on the planet. Frommers.com, a website that prides itself in providing unique travel destination information, has named Lima, Peru a top food and drink destination of 2012.
By Lee Hernandez | 11/02/2011 - 16:55
Cuban singer Jencarlos Canela is making a special appearance tonight on MTV Tr3s’ Rock Dinner—a show that gives fans the opportunity to cook and spend an evening with one of their favorite celebs.
We spoke to the Cuban heartthrob earlier this week to get all of the delicious deets on his guest appearance (pun intended)—including what he thought of the meal prepared for him by his fans!
By Amaris Castillo | 10/28/2011 - 12:30
By Amaris Castillo | 10/28/2011 - 09:30
Last night on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, our cover girl Eva Longoria shared details on her living situation, the end of Desperate Housewives – and even schooled the host Jimmy Fallon on tortilla soup.
By Latina Staff | 10/14/2011 - 20:14
Latino, African and Caribbean cultures have been serving up terrific yuca dishes for thousands of years. Fresh yuca is now readily available in supermarkets but if you are still unsure about preparing yuca, you can find it peeled and ready-to-go in the freezer section. Try these easy recipes and let us know what you think!
By Amaris Castillo | 10/07/2011 - 12:55
— Our cover girl Rosie Perez is back! According to TV Line, the 47-year-old Nuyorican actress is set to guest star in the fourth season of Showtime’s Nurse Jackie. She will play a patient named Jules, who has an unusual diagnosis.
By Amaris Castillo | 10/05/2011 - 14:30
We’re suddenly hungry. The World Records Academy reports that a coastal city in Mexico has set the world record for the largest shrimp cocktail. It was huge.
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 Grace Bastidas | 09/01/2011 - 16:00
Labor Day marks the unofficial end of summer, so what better way to bid the season adieu than by treating your friends and family to the ultimate burger and firing up the grill one last time before the fall chill sets in?
Here, Julian Medina, consulting chef and owner of New York City’s Coppelia, shares his recipe for a beef patty loaded with pork, cheese and chimichurri mayo. Warning: You may need to keep a hammock nearby to take a nap after conquering one of these giant burgers.