Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Our New Food Contributor, Pati Jinich of 'Pati's Mexican Table'!
By Patricia Jinich | 05/03/2011 - 16:00

Latina.com is so excited to announce our new partnership with Patricia Jinich of PBS's Pati's Mexican Table (check here for local listings). She'll be posting delicious recipes and cooking tips with us every other week, so be sure to check in frequently for her updates. First up is a tasty Cinco de Mayo Treat:


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Star Tracker: Wilmer Valderamma, Aubrey Plaza, Gloria Estefan and more
Star Tracker: Wilmer Valderamma, Aubrey Plaza, Gloria Estefan and more
By Johanna Ferreira | 03/02/2011 - 13:50

We couldn’t stop laughing out loud at this hysterical Star Wars parody. Aubrey Plaza is hysterical and has officially cornered the market for the best blank stare in Hollywood.


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Margarita Day
Happy National Margarita Day!
By Latina Staff | 02/22/2011 - 12:00

Mexican in origin, but completely American in consumption (the US consumes more tequila than any other country!), the margarita gets it day in the sun today, February 22. We aren’t really sure how or when we started to celebrate the margarita in the middle of February, but hey, do we really need a reason?
 
Here are two recipes to help you celebrate today. ¡Salud!
 
“Original” Margarita


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Valentine's Day Recipe
Flanboyant Eats with Bren: Sweets for Your Sweetheart!
By Bren Herrera | 02/14/2011 - 11:00

It's Valentine's Day so why not cook up an extra special treat for your sweetheart tonight? This lovely postre will only leave him wanting you even more!

Chocolate Fudge Mini Cakes with Peppermint Icing

Ingredients:
1 box of fudge cake (per directions)
2 eggs
1/2 cup oil
2 cups hot water


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Wolfgang Puck is Cooking Up a Latin Menu for the Oscars
Wolfgang Puck is Cooking Up a Latin Menu for the Oscars
By Irasema Romero | 02/10/2011 - 15:30

The annual star-studded dinner will feature a veggie risotto paella and Spanish ham for 1,500 guests that include Academy Award winners, nominees and presenters. We sure that Spanish stars Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem (who is nominated for Best Actor) to certainly enjoy the evening.

“Our goal each year is to honor Hollywood’s brightest stars and most accomplished artists with a culinary masterpiece,” Puck said of the planned specialties. “Only the finest ingredients and flavors will do”


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Your Recommendations for Legit Latin Fast Food
Your Recommendations for Legit Latin Fast Food
By Johanna Ferreira | 02/03/2011 - 09:05

We don’t really want to get into the whole Taco Bell fake vs. real meat debate, but the pending lawsuit against the fast food company made us take an informal poll of our Facebook fans to see what Latin fast food chains they love.

Here are the results. Tell us if we forgot any and let us know if you like these chains too!

Chain: El Pollo Loco

Locations: California, Georgia, Illinois, Nevada, New Jersey, Missouri, Oregon, Utah  and Virginia.


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WATCH: Mexico Builds the World's Largest Enchilada
WATCH: Mexico Builds the World's Largest Enchilada
By Mariela Rosario | 10/19/2010 - 10:10

Residents of Iztapalapa, Mexico just landed a Guinness World Record by building the globe's largest enchilada. They broke the record with a 230-feet long rolled corn tortilla enchilada, with fillings that weighed in at one ton. It was stuffed with everything from onions, serrano chilis, tomatillos and avocado to a variety of salsas. Yum, we're getting hungry just thinking about it!


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Favorite Fall Recipe: Spicy Butternut Squash Puree
Flanboyant Eats Favorite Fall Recipe: Spicy Butternut Squash Puree
By Bren Herrera | 09/24/2010 - 10:00

Fall is my favorite season. Some really delicious vegetables are readily available and it’s the perfect time to go to farmer’s markets to pick the freshest and ripest ingredients. In my parent's house, we grew up eating butternut squash, or calabaza a LOT. It was mostly made into mashes, but on some occasions, mami would would roast them and season them with incredible herbs and spices.


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Powerful Portion Control Tools
By Janel Martinez | 09/22/2010 - 15:40

“Everything in moderation” is an essential mantra to live by when on the road to healthy eating. Here are a few more options—from designer dishes to easy-to-use dispensers—that will have you both eating and thinking better.


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The Next Iron Chef Hails from Puerto Rico
The Next Iron Chef Hails from Puerto Rico
By Verky Arcos | 08/31/2010 - 10:30

They finally announced the chefs for seaon three of The Next Iron Chef, and we're really excited to have another Latino, Mario Pagan, (last season Jose Garces won!) to represent on the show.  "I'm really excited; I'm really happy that it's finally coming out and hopefully I'll do a good job," says the Puerto Rican chef and owner of restaurants Lemongrass and Chayote.


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