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The Culture of Food : Latin America

Mini Bundt Cakes with Butter Rum Sauce {Recipe}

I love baking with kids. One of my favorite kitchen assistants is my niece Sophie. She asks 101 questions, makes ingredient suggestions, follows my directions attentively and she’s only four years old. We always make time for baking because we have so much fun together. At her last visit, we decided to play pasteleria and make little panques with my new mini-bundt cake molds. Although my niece loves chocolate, I decided to go with a vanilla recipe and teach herRead More ...

The Culture of Food Weekly Round-up: Delicioso!

This week we are featuring four delicious recipes that our niños will surely enjoy helping out with and will also enjoy eating. Explore the anatomy of homemade granola, the flavors of salmon tacos with an avocado-cilantro cream, put together endive spears, and last but definitely not least check out a simple recipe for sweet tamales!   The Anatomy of Homemade Granola Vanessa of De Su Mama decided that instead of creating a step-by-step of how she made her granola she would documentRead More ...

Culture of Food Weekly Round-up

For our second week of recipe round-up posts we decided to share simple recipes that our niños can help out with and will surely allow for some conversation en español. We also included something a little spicy for us adults to enjoy. Make sure to click on the links to read the full recipe and explore each blog. These ladies have many awesome recipes for all occasions ! Breakfast Egg and Bean Mini-Torta Recipe Silvia of Mama Latina Tips sharedRead More ...

Delicious Orange Flan {Recipe}

There is something very romantic about the sweet, comforting smell of burnt sugar and vanilla that permeates a kitchen while cooking flan. The preparation process can be simple but takes a few tries to master the perfectly beautiful and distinct amber color of the caramel.  It took several disasters for me to feel comfortable enough with swirling sugar and water in slow motion without stirring, carefully but in rhythmic pace.  Sometimes causing me to gyrate my hips without even realizingRead More ...

Arroz con Leche with Honey {Recipe}

The one comfort food I crave when the temperature goes down or when I’m down with a cold is a warm bowl of arroz con leche. In El Salvador we eat arroz con leche warm and with a very watery consistency, more like a soup than a pudding. I remember it was the one thing I looked forward to when I got sick! Pastry Chef Luis Villavelazquez, the creator of the delicious recipe below, decided to take on the challengeRead More ...

4 Easy and Natural Raspados With Honey {Recipe}

La miel or honey is one of my favorite ingredients from La Madre Tierra. Hardly a day goes by when I don’t pour honey over something like a smoothie, a slice of toast or suck it straight from a stick. These recipes for natural raspados (also known as minutas, piraguas, snow cones or shaved ice) from the National Honey Board along with Sno-Con Amor founder and raspado expert Lauda Flores, are made with honey and had me drooling so much I just had toRead More ...

Frozen Berry Paletas {Recipe}

Are you melting in the summer heat?  Stay cool with these fruity frozen treats that are a whole lot cheaper then store bought ones and healthy too! I have visited countries in Central America and South America and one thing that stands out to me the most is all of the yummy tropical fruta that you can find at the market or on the streets.  Fruit vendors selling large cups of sliced juicy mango, fresa, guayaba, sandia, mora…. with limeRead More ...

Our Food, Our Culture-Qué Rica Vida

Part of what we enjoy doing is finding useful resources for your bicultural familia.  We feel that one of the most handy tools we have at hand for exploring cultures and languages with children is food and cooking traditional meals.  In this category of The Culture of Food we have introduced you to amazing and tasteful cooking blogs with recipes from all over Latin America that celebrate our culture. Today, we want to let you know about a website thatRead More ...

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