EXCLUSIVE: Food Network
EXCLUSIVE: Food Network's Marcela Valladolid On Holiday Cooking With Your Family
By Amaris Castillo | 11/25/2011 - 10:00

Whenever the holiday season arrives, questions about food begin to slither their way into our heads. How do you make the sometimes-daunting task of cooking for your family an enjoyable experience? What to do with leftovers?

You get the deal.

We brought our questions recently to Marcela Valladolid, host of Food Network’s Mexican Made Easy. The 33-year-old Mexican American chef, who usually spends her Thanksgiving holidays with her tia in Tijuana, Mexico, had plans to visit Las Vegas with family this year.


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EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Chef Aarón Sánchez on Who Runs the Kitchen on Thanksgiving
EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Chef Aarón Sánchez on Who Runs the Kitchen on Thanksgiving
By Mariela Rosario | 11/23/2011 - 09:00

With a few nationally-recognized restaurants under his belt, not to mention a slew of cookbooks, oh and did we mention all those shows on the Food Network (and a new one on Spanish-language network Utilisima), you would think that famed chef Aarón Sánchez would pretty much have a lock on the kitchen in his family for the holidays! But, you would be forgetting that his mother is the wonderful Zarela Martinez, also known as the inventor of upscale Mexican cuisine.


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Latino Holiday Table
Plan the Perfect Holiday Party!
By Latina Staff | 11/18/2011 - 12:38

Here are some delicious drinks and recipes to help you plan a picture perfect holiday soiree for you and your loved ones.

First gather everything you will need and follow these easy tips:

Plan and Prep

Create a realistic party budget and map out a detailed to-do list. Most of your hors d’oeuvres and ingredients for cocktails should be prepped well in advance of party time, so you’re able to relax and give guests your full attention when they arrive.

Drinks


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The Supporting Cast: Latino Twists on Traditional Thanksgiving Side Dishes
The Supporting Cast: Latino Twists on Traditional Thanksgiving Side Dishes
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.


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Lima, Peru
Lima, Peru Named a Top Travel Destination for 2012 by Frommers
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.


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Jencarlos Canela
EXCLUSIVE SNEAK PEEK: Jencarlos Canela on MTV Tr3s 'Rock Dinner'
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!


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Star Tracker: La La Anthony, Mariah Carey, Eva Longoria, and more!
Star Tracker: La La Anthony, Mariah Carey, Eva Longoria, and more!
By Amaris Castillo | 10/28/2011 - 12:30

Our cover girl La La Anthony shared some of her fave food spots recently with The Hollywood Reporter.


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WATCH: Eva Longoria Schools Jimmy Fallon on Tortilla Soup
WATCH: Eva Longoria Schools Jimmy Fallon on Tortilla Soup
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.


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3 Ways to Whip Up Yuca
3 Ways to Whip Up Yuca
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!


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Star Tracker: Rosie Perez, Mario Lopez, Jessica Alba, and more!
Star Tracker: Rosie Perez, Mario Lopez, and Jessica Alba
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.


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