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The Culture of Food

Tips for Hooking Kids on Seafood

The following is a sponsored post by Gorton´s, written by nutritionist expert Sylvia Melendez-Klinger, MS, RD, LDN Now that we are fully in the Lent season and, it being a treasured tradition many Hispanic families share, we want to help you out to make those Fish/Seafood Fridays more enticing. Fish is often called “brain food” and it’s no wonder why.  Fish and seafood — like shrimp, salmon, and popular white fish, such as tilapia, haddock, and pollock — are naturalRead More ...

A Cultural Tradition: Flan de Queso

This post was originally published on February 13, 2009. “Es bien fácil”, or so says my mother-in-law as she’s melting sugar to make caramel and mixing a bunch of ingredients in the blender. She is trying to prove to me how easy it is to make flan de queso from scratch. Mind you, not only has she been cooking since she was born, but somehow she always fails to remember I couldn’t be more clumsy in the kitchen. Unfortunately–and inRead More ...

A Multicultural Noche Buena Feast

Food has always been my favorite part of Christmas, especially because until my Dad passed away, I never had to worry about anything expect eating! I’m not a big fan of turkey, but his was always para chuparse los dedos. Silly me, I guess I thought he’d be around forever and I never learned any of his culinary tricks. So, for the last five years we’ve just had to make do on our own – luckily we spent the lastRead More ...

To Die for Pupusas {Recipe}

I remember traveling from El Salvador every summer to my Dad’s house in Houston and being in awe every time we would pass by a random pupusería in the middle of Texas.  Back then, you had to be very Salvi to even know what that word meant without putting on a grossed-out snarl on your face and going:  “pupu…what?!” Now, I’m happy to report, that I’m no longer pupusa-deprived when I travel to Texas or anywhere in California.  Pupusas, that mouth-wateringRead More ...

6 Tasty Recipes with Cajeta

The use of cajeta in our house borders on the obsessive. It’s probably the only item with which we actually stock up our pantry. Es casi un pecado if my husband doesn’t have some for his pancakes. What?  You never thought of pouring some deliciously sweet, caramely cajeta over your pancakes?  How about in your coffee?  On a bagel?  Spread on toast? Stuffed in crepes?  Sprinkled over baked apples? As a topping for ice cream?  Waffles?  Churros con cajeta? CajetaRead More ...

Ceviche… A Classic Peruvian Dish

Although it will never and I repeat NEVER be like the one you can have in a real cevichería in any of the many places along the coast of the capital of the beautiful country where I was born – and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise – I’d still like to share with you my father’s recipe for Peruvian ceviche-the authentic one. (I’m just a bit biased, can you tell?) But before we even get there, let me justRead More ...

5 Delicious Latin Food Blogs

We’re all familiar with the phrase “Tell me what you eat, and I’ll tell you who you are.” I truly believe that food binds us as a family, connects us to our culture, fills us with the tastes and aromas of our heritage and gives us our identity. As we strive to raise bilingual and bicultural children we commit to surrounding our homes with the richness of our cultures, such as the traditional recipes from our different regions. These platillosRead More ...

The Culture of Food

Although I had every intention, I have to admit I failed miserably when it came to cooking for Vanessa when it was time for her to be fed something other than breast milk. I had envision steamers, veggies, blenders and sieves, and even though I did make her a few purées and cereals, the truth is I eventually fell for the convenience of baby food jars. Years before my daughter was born, mi Papá used to brag all the timeRead More ...

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