Latin Food

Desserts

Sorvete de Mango (Mango Sorbet)

In a lush landscape like Brazil, mangoes are available practically year round. Locals reap the benefits of this tropical fruit at small boutiques called sorveterias,...(more)

Sufle de Goiabada (Guava Souffle)

In French, the word "souffle" means "puffed," and indeed the iconic dish is a dessert of gravity-defying decadence. Despite its French roots, Brazilians have indulged...(more)

Homemade Cajeta, or goat's milk caramel

Cajeta (pronounced cah-heh-tah) is a silky smooth Mexican caramel similar to dulce de leche. The one big difference, and the thing that sets cajeta apart...(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)

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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