Latin Food

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...(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...(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...(more)

History

What foods are enjoyed during Hispanic Heritage Month?

Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. Of course, you could not celebrate the rich Latino culture without including the many contributions to the culinary world. ...(more)

What are some of the culinary traditions in Latin America for New Year's Eve?

In this article you will read about the culinary traditions in Latin America for New Year's Eve....(more)

What are the "Las Posadas" holiday in Spain and Latin America?

The culinary rhythms associated with the holidays are especially true in Latin cultures, especially during Christmas time or Las Posadas, which is the celebration in Spain, Mexico and other Latin American countries. The "posadas" recollect the journey Mary and Joseph endured days before the birth of Jesus Christ. During the festivities, special traditional dishes of champurrado, tamales and other delicacies are served to families. ...(more)

Caribbean

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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Stephen Chavez offers more than 20 years of experience working with major food and beverage companies helping them connect with Latino consumers, including Kellogg, Kraft Foods, Chef Merito, and Cazadores Tequila to name a few. Taking his passion for food into the culinary blogosphere, he co-founded and edits the popular... Read More

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