Latin Food


What are tortas?

Tortas are very easy to make and perfect for any time of the year. Mexican torta sandwiches can be filled with ham, cheese, carne asada,...(more)

How do you make Ensalada de Nopal or Cactus Salad?

Discover whole new dishes created around the nopal or cactus paddle. This is a refreshing, nutrient-rich salad with nopalitos. ...(more)

Empanada Dough

Empanadas are one of the favorite dishes in Latin and South America. There are regional and family differences in recipes for the popular dish. Empanadas...(more)


Pulled Pork with Habanero BBQ Sauce

More adventurous eaters are experimenting with the scorching hot habanero pepper. In this article you will learn a simple and spicy recipe for Habanero BBQ pulled pork. ...(more)

Cuban Sandwich with Coleslaw Recipe

The Cuban sandwich has been around for a long time. This sandwich is extremely popular in the southern portions of the United States. Many people think a Cuban sandwich is a very similar to a classic ham and cheese sandwich, but it does feature an additional ingredient. The ingredient that makes a traditional Cuban sandwich so special is roasted pork. You can jazz up your Cuban sandwich by adding some cole slaw on the sandwich and tantalize your taste buds. Use this recipe for a Cuban sandwich the next time you want a tasty lunch or late night snack....(more)

Authentic Cuban Sandwich

Tampa, Florida and Miami, Florida recently fought over the rights to claiming the Cuban Sandwich as the city's official sandwich. Tampa won, and has the history to back it up. Ybor City cigar workers in Tampa's Latin Quarter fed their hunger with a sandwich called the "mixto (ham, roast pork, mustard, and Swiss cheese)." When workers of other nationalities (namely Italians) joined the cigar factory workers...other items were added to the sandwich, and it was made on Cuban bread. The world's largest Cuban sandwich was 36 feet long and was made in 2012. The Cuban sandwich can be served hot as a main dish, or cold as a late evening snack....(more)


Spices of the Caribbean

In the Caribbean, food is a fusion of foods from around the globe. Because of its central location during the spice trade, the Caribbean islands were frequent stopping-places for the British, French, Spanish, African, Dutch, Indian, and Chinese. Quite a few of these people stayed, and many more brought with them their favorite foods and flavorings. Because of this diverse history, spices of the Caribbean are bold and flavorful, hot and spicy, and truly reflect a melting pot of cuisine....(more)

Add Annatto Oil for a Colorful Dinner

Sometimes, cooking the same old food every night can become a chore rather than enjoyable. Without ingredients to literally and figuratively spice up your cooking, cooking can quickly become boring. By looking at ingredients that may not be common in many cupboards, cooking can once again be fun as well as tasty. Annatto oil, an oil that is common in Latin recipes, is one such ingredient that can be experimented with to brighten up your meals....(more)

Rum Punch is Jamaica's Treat

Rum is an alcohol that is made with sugar cane juice. The juice is fermented and distilled, and then left to age in Oak barrels for differing amounts of time. Sugar cane grows well in tropical climates, such as the climate of the Caribbean. Jamaican Rum Punch is one of the many delicious alcoholic drinks that utilizes the rum that is commonly produced into the Caribbean....(more)

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