Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

In Mexico, Mole Means Fiesta

By Brenda Storch, La Vitamina T Very few words say “fiesta” and “Mexico” as loud and clear as “mole” does, particularly in the countryside, where this traditional dish is served during important celebrations such as weddings and christenings. Its preparation, as much as its enjoyment, both constitute a time of bonding. Mole has permeated the vignettes

Monday, July 29th, 2013

LOS ANGELES: Hell Restaurant

By Sam Quiñones, A Reporter’s Blog I was in Compton earlier today and came upon this restaurant on Long Beach Boulevard. El Infierno Restaurant (English: Hell Restaurant), known for its excellent menudo, was named thus by its...

Friday, July 26th, 2013

Get the Lead Out: Ojo Con El Plomo In Your Salsa

By Jose Gonzalez, NewsTaco *This article was been corrected for accuracy and clarification. The statement “Next time you make enchiladas with El Pato, careful you may get a mouthful of lead as well”, which appeared at the beginning...

Thursday, July 25th, 2013

A Sip of Heaven: Chocolate Champurrado

By Brenda Storch, La Vitamina T “Es tan santo el chocolate, que de rodillas se muele, juntas las manos se bate y viendo al cielo se bebe.”   -Refrán popular mexicano “Chocolate is so holy that you must...

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013

From a Mexican Kitchen to Yours – Chiles Rellenos

By Brenda Storch, La Vitamina T Here is a recipe straight from a Mexican kitchen for you to prepare your own chile relleno. This is a great option for a vegetarian dish and you can be creative...

Friday, July 12th, 2013

Latin food: Make it healthier with these tips

By Hope Gillette, Saludify Latin food… Hmm… so rich in flavor… and so rich in fat? Unfortunately. Although it is difficult to generalize — since Latin food is typical food from countries in Latin America (all of which...

Friday, July 12th, 2013

‘La Fortaleza’ Means ‘Family’ At This Tortilla Factory

By Gloria Angelina Castillo, New America Media/Eastern Group Publications The Ortiz family doesn’t remember the exact date it first went up, but matriarch Hermila Esparza Ortiz recalls her son didn’t ask permission to begin an elaborate mural...

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

Recipe: Pastel de Tres Leches (Lactose Free)

By Brenda Storch, La Vitamina T Although the onset of lactose intolerance is one of the constant reminders that we are not children anymore,  we decided to celebrate el Día del Niño  by baking one of my favorite childhood treats- pastel...

Tuesday, July 9th, 2013

American Tastes Branch Out, and Food Makers Follow

By Stephanie Strom, New York Times For years, multinational food companies have been experimenting with ingredients, often being unable to find appeal broad enough to start or sustain a new brand. But as the buying power of...

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

Mojito: A Prescription for Summer

By Myrna Rodríguez, La Vitamina T Did you know Mojito was created as a medicinal recipe? The original pirates of the Caribbean used to drink it to fight scurvy. While mixing lime, water and spices to hide...

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

Let There Be Fire! – The Universal Language of Grilling

By Brenda Storch, La Vitamina T Summer is finally here, and in these latitudes, barbecue season often evokes images of sporting events and patriotic-themed cookouts. Of course, you need weather to cooperate, so as the words “barbecue”...

Monday, June 17th, 2013

Latino food takes over the dinner table

By Phillippe Diederich, Voxxi Americans are becoming increasingly savvy about their food. We’re eating healthier, and we’re venturing into more exotic foods. As more foreign foods find their way onto American dinner tables, more of those foods...

Friday, April 26th, 2013

Is the Academic and Scientific World Selling Out to Monsanto?

By Silvia Casabianca, Saludify We were talking the other day on how the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) message to its 74,000 members became almost automatically compromised as soon as they decided to accept sponsorship from Big Food companies. But what...

Tuesday, April 9th, 2013

It’s National Empanada Day!

By Betty Cortina, NBCLatino So largely does the empanada, that little doughy pocket of deliciousness, loom in Hispanic culture that references to it have long appeared in important art and literature. Case in point: a 12th century sculpture at...

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