Latin Food

Snacks

Cachapitas de Jojoto (Corn Pancakes)

Popular among Venezuelans and Colombians, cachapas de jojoto are like big, slightly lumpy corn pancakes. Sold in many snack shops and endless roadside stands, the...(more)

Homemade Queso Fresco

Queso fresco, or "fresh cheese" in Spanish, is a soft Mexican cheese that is traditionally made with raw goat milk or a combination of goat...(more)

What are chapulines?

Chapulines, or grasshoppers, have been eaten throughout the world for centuries as a source of protein. In this article you will learn how to prepare...(more)

Seasonings

Important Caribbean Spices and Herbs

Most people are amazed when they first start cooking Latin food. This style of cuisine is known for its many seasonings that greatly add to the dining experience. Many Caribbean dishes are spicy, but balance the spiciness with flavor and sweetness. You can get all of this flavor with just a few Caribbean spices and herbs. These are the basics of any Latin cuisine chef....(more)

Spicy Adobo Chicken and Rice

Adobo seasoning is popular in Latin countries and is often used to season meat. Adobo is also used as a dry rub for poultry and fish, as well. Adobo seasoning is easy to make and can give a bit of Latin flair to any dish. Follow this simple adobo seasoning recipe for chicken and rice if you want to give your family a delicious dinner that will leave them wanting more....(more)

Traditional Spices Used in Mexican Rice Dish Recipes

From seasoning brought by European settlers to those that date back to the Mayans and Aztecs, there are many spices that flavor traditional Mexican rice dishes. In modern Mexico, traditional rice recipes vary from region to region, such as the yellow rice of the Yucatan and the red rice of northern Mexico....(more)

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