As 2011 comes to a close, we want to celebrate those Latina food bloggers we love and the recipes, cookbooks  and meals they love. Browse the pages below and discover some Latino culinary gems.

Blogger: Vianney Rodriguez

Blog: Sweet Life

Vianney´s top 3 Latino cookbooks of 2011:

Paletas- by Fany Gerson I spent my entire summer drawing inspiration from the flavors of my childhood featured in each page.

Truly Mexican: Essential Recipes and Techniques for Authentic Mexican Cooking- by Roberto Santibanez I loved Roberto’s first book Rosa’s New Mexican Table that there was no way I was missing out in his new cookbook. I love Roberto’s pride in cooking authentic Mexican food and Fany was his former pastry Chef. So I love him for his food and introducing me to Fany.

Frida’s Fiestas – By Guadalupe Rivera and Marie Pierre Colle This cookbook is written by Diego Rivera’s daughter. This cookbook takes place in The Blue House in Coyoacán. The cookbook is a cycle of the twelve fiestas Frida planned with excerpts of her personal notebook.

Vianney´s favorite recipe on her blog from 2011:

One of my favorite recipes was my sopa de fideo. Complete comfort in a bowl.

Vianney´s must-have dish for a Latino Holiday meal:

A great margarita. My obsession for margaritas has carried over to my blog and they are currently my biggest attraction.


Bloggers: Yvette Marquez and Veronica Gonzalez

Blog: Muy Bueno Cookbook

Yvette´s top 3 Latino cookbooks of 2011:

Fresh Mexico -by Marcela Valladolid

Truly Mexican -by Roberto Santibanez

Homesick Texan -by Lisa Fain

Yvette´s and  her readers´ favorite recipe on the blog from 2011:

2011 Reader Favorites: Pumpkin Empanadas and Capirotada

My favorite: Enchiladas Verdes

Yvette´s must-have dish for a Latino Holiday meal:

That’s a tough one…Tamales and Bizcochos


Blogger: Marta Darby

Blog: My Big Fat Cuban Family

Marta´s top 3 Latino (Cuban!) Cookbooks of 2011:

1) ¡Sabor! A Passion for Cuban Cuisine by Ana Quincoces Rodriguez (She also features her recipe: My Big Fat Cuban Torrejas with guava and cream cheese in this beautiful volume.)

2) Authentic Cuban Cuisine by Martha Abreu Cortina

3) Her own cookbook: My Big, Fat, Cuban Family Cookbook. (self-published)

Marta´s readers’ favorite recipe on her blog from 2011:

Homemade Cuban Chicken Soup

Marta´s Must-Have Dish for a Latino Holiday Meal:

Arroz con Pollo 


Blogger: Morena Escardó

Blog: Perú Delights

Morena´s top 3 Latino cookbooks of 2011:

My Sweet Mexico (Fanny Gerson and Ed Anderson)

Dulce: Desserts in the Latin-American Tradition (Joseluis Flores)

El Gran Libro del Postre Peruano (Sandra Plevisani)

Morena´s favorite recipe on her blog from 2011:

“We love tres leches, because its a staple in our family. Our readers like it too, but the most popular thing is papa a la huancaina, which of course, we LOVE too.”

Morena’s must-have dish for a Latino Holiday meal:

Pastel de choclo, tres leches, causa limeña


La Cocina de Leslie

Blogger: Leslie Limón

Blog: La Cocina de Leslie

Leslie’s top 3 Latino cookbooks of 2011:

My Sweet Mexico by Fany Gerson (It’s from 2010, but it’s the newest addition to my cookbook collection and I am loving it!)

On a Stick! by Matt Armendariz

Homesick Texan by Lisa Fain

Leslie´s readers´ favorite recipe from 2011:


Leslie´s must-have dish for a Latino holiday meal….

Any postre made with homemade Guava-sauce! It’s what Navidad should smell like.


Blogger: Luciana Davidzon

Blog: Latin Food Lovers

Luciana´s top 3 Latino cookbooks of 2011:

Truly Mexican by Roberto Santibanez

Paletas: Authentic recipes for mexican ice pops, saved ice & agues frescos by Fany Gerson

Gran Manual de técnicas del maestro de cocina by Ariel Rodriguez Palacios

 My favorite recipe on my blog from 2011

Alfajorcitos de maicena

Malbec Flan

Luciana´s must-have dish for a Latino Holiday meal:

Torta rogel de chocolate con crema chantilly, dulce de leche y frutos del bosque


Blogger: Ericka Sánchez

Blog: Nibbles and Feasts

Ericka´s favorite Latino cookbooks of 2011:

Paletas by Fany Gerson

On a Stick!: 80 Perfect Party Recipes by Matt Armendariz

Truly Mexican by Roberto Santibañez

Ericka´s favorite & reader recipe from Nibbles and Feasts:

Botana: Tlacoyitos de Requeson

Ericka´s must have dish for a Latino holiday meal:


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