By Dorkys Ramos | 03/19/2009 - 15:45
Between working a nine-to-five and picking up the tots from school, you barely have time to make a proper meal for the fam. Well, why don’t you enlist the help of your kids in the kitchen? Not only will you spend quality time with him (and gain an extra hand in making dinner), but you’ll also teach him valuable lessons along the way.
By Verky Arcos | 12/04/2008 - 17:40
Bistrouge: Coffee, Wine & Bread Odyssey
432 East 13th St.
New York, NY.
Tue.–Thur. & Sun. 6PM–11PM
Fri. & Sat. until 1AM
Brunch served Sat & Sun from 12PM–3PM
Owner, Eda Kilic, knew exactly what she wanted when she opened her first eatery. Bistrouge, a cozy unpretentious bistro that expressed her personality. Complete with artistic writing on the walls, cherry kissed furnishings, and an open kitchen.
By Mariela Rosario | 11/13/2008 - 15:27
Most people don’t recognize all of the similarities between the Spanish Caribbean and other islands in the area, like Jamaica. But both in culture and food, we have a common history. Did you know that Jamaica was colonized by Spain for hundreds of years before the island was taken over by the British? A large part of the reason that the Spaniards were defeated had to do with the Maroons, a community of escaped slaves who fought for the British in return for their freedom and an autonomous government.
By Mariela Rosario | 10/22/2008 - 17:29
Yummy! Empanadas have got to be one of our all-time favorite foods. Beef, chicken, seafood, cheese, chocolate—pretty much any kind of empanada you put down on that plate will be devoured in record time. So imagine how psyched we were to find this delicious recipe for pumpkin empanadas, just in time for Halloween and all the pumpkin carving festivities that the holiday brings! It was definitely meant to be.
By Mariela Rosario | 10/17/2008 - 14:41
Carmen Rocha, a well known employee El Cholo Mexican restaurant in LA has passed away. The waitress, who started working at the restaurant in 1959, gained notoriety for a dish she would make for her favorite customers. Following a recipe she had picked up back in her hometown of San Antonio, TX, Rocha would layer tortilla wedges, cheddar cheese and jalapeno slices and serve them up as a special treat for her favorite customers. Before long, the dish became so popular that the Salisbury family (owners of El Cholo) added it onto their menu. And voilà, nachos were born!
By Mariela Rosario | 09/08/2008 - 14:38
You've probably read about all of the harsh chemicals in everything from your favorite beauty products to the water bottle you use to work out. Sure, detoxifying your life might seem like an uphill battle, but with a little education, you'll see it's not nearly as heard as it seems! Here are three ways to make sure your family is living la vida verde.
Step 1: Detox your beauty and bath products.
By Mariela Rosario | 06/30/2008 - 16:38
It's July 4th and you want to try your hand at the grill, if you can somehow manage to push all the boys out of the way! There's just something about an open flame and big slabs of meat that gets the guys in the mood to cook (for once).
We figured it was high time us ladies got in on the fun. Even if this is your first time manning the flames, have no fear! We consulted Grill master extraordinaire and Godfather of Nuevo Latino cuisine, Norman Van Aken for the 411 on how to get fired up!