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About: Alicia Maher

Alicia Maher was born in El Salvador and resides in Los Angeles CA since 1986. She learned to cook at a young age authentic Salvadoran food from her grandmother, great aunts, aunts and her Salvadoran friends. For almost thirty years Alicia has passionately carried and shared her country and ancestors’ culinary traditions with family and friends. In her cookbook Delicious El Salvador: 75 Authentic Recipes for Traditional Salvadoran Cooking, she sets out to preserve and teach El Salvador’s home cooking history, flavors and dishes to future generations. She is also the former owner of two full service bakeries in the Los Angeles area, and has taught private cooking classes for the last five years. Before moving to Southern California, Alicia lived in Israel and Washington, D.C. She graduated from UCLA in 1992 with a BA in Art History. Alicia has been married to Joseph since 1988; they are the parents of three sons. Delicious El Salvador: 75 Authentic Recipes for Traditional Salvadoran Cooking is her first book.

A Trip to the Sea of Cortez and La Paz, México {Video}

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I’m still in awe of all the natural wonders Mexico holds. When I was invited to visit La Paz, the capital of Baja California Sur, and was told that we’d be visiting la Isla Espíritu Santos y was definitely excited, but had no idea the beauty that awaited me. I, along with the group of travel writers I was traveling with, was taken aboard a motor boat run by Fun Baja to explore the Sea of Cortez. Our guide wasRead More ...

A Day at the Fiesta del Sol San Diego

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Gracias to Huggies Brand for this sponsored post. Last week I shared with you that I had been invited by Huggies to host the area they had set up in Fiesta del Sol San Diego. I was there last Sunday meeting so many Latino families from Souther California and even Tijuana. Parents with little ones were super excited to see the Huggies diaper changing mobile station making it’s very first appearance at this festival before it heads out to otherRead More ...

Learn to Count with Bilingual Number Fiesta App

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Number Fiesta is a fun app from SpringMix Games that teaches and refreshes counting skills for preschoolers. It includes four modes, each of which can be changed from English to Spanish and back with the click of a button. Have your child begin with the examen and move on to basic counting practice, a matching game, and a fun race. The matching game can be adjusted to your preferred range of numbers (1-10, 1-15, 1-20), which is great for kidsRead More ...

Latino Americans on PBS + Educational Curriculum in English and Spanish

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The start of Hispanic Heritage Month is still a couple of months away, but we can’t wait to let you know about  LATINO AMERICANS — the first major (and bilingual!) documentary series for television to chronicle the rich and varied history and experiences of Latinos. The much-anticipated series, narrated by Benjamin Bratt, will air on PBS on September and October, 2013: Tuesdays – September 17, September 24 and October 1 – 8-10 p.m. ET. Additionally, the series will broadcast nationally in Spanish on Vme, the Spanish-language channel on publicRead More ...

31 Days of Reading in Spanish: De Cómo Dicen Que Fue Hecho El Mar

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Editor’s note: We continue with our 31 Days of Reading in Spanish. Check out the book review below and don’t forget to enter our weekly GIVEAWAY of $100 worth of books in Spanish! BOOK DESCRIPTION/REVIEW Ever since I was a child, I loved fables and legends. De cómo dicen que fue hecho el mar (or How they say the ocean was made) is one in a series of three books about Taino legends adapted and illustrated by Puerto Rican Mrinali Álvarez Astacio. TheRead More ...

20 Expert Tips on Raising Kids to be World Citizens

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The world has definitely become smaller the more connected we are. It’s much easier for anyone these days to be globally minded and connect with someone in the other side of the world and to learn about different cultures without leaving your home. But that doesn’t necessarily mean that individual societies are also more open and diverse racially, culturally and ethnically. Some days when you turn on the news it actually feels like whole groups are becoming much more closedRead More ...

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