Hispanic Kitchen


THERE’S NOTHING LIKE TAMALES TO CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS Hispanic Kitchen

When you think about tradition during the fast-approaching holiday season, only one word comes to mind: Tamales. It’s been the typical item on the menu for decades in Latino households. And from Texas to California, tamales frequently appear as a side dish along with the turkey, ham and pumpkin pie. It’s a slice of Hispanic culture that has become a part of us, regardless of...

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FIRE UP THE GRILL WITH LATINO FLAIR Hispanic Kitchen

Summer is here and that means it’s barbecue season, no matter if you’re tailgating at the ball park or planning a cookout in the backyard. There’s nothing better than traditional “carne asada,” especially if served in its most trendy form as “street tacos.” If you’re the chef in charge, no worries. It’s pretty hard to screw up this grilled treat as long as your creation...

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SURPRISE YOUR DINNER GUESTS WITH A SPECIAL DISH FROM PANAMA Hispanic Kitchen

With all the political issues that have troubled us lately, it’s easy to get sidetracked and forget about the simple pleasures in life. There’s nothing like relaxing with family and friends, especially when it comes to enjoying a great meal. So to celebrate the upcoming baseball season, I wanted to share a favorite entree from Panama, TAMAL DE OLLA, in honor of future Hall of Fame...

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CELEBRITY LATINA CHEF MICHELLE BERNSTEIN IS STILL ON TOP IN THE CULINARY WORLD Hispanic Kitchen / Trending Personalities

It’s been a rough year for Michelle Bernstein, the Latina queen of cooking who led the revival of Miami’s Upper East District. Bernstein was forced to close her iconic restaurant, CENA by Michy on Biscayne Boulevard, after an amazing 10 year run. The building was sold to a real estate developer with plans to triple her rent on a par with the current market value....

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THERE’S NOTHING LIKE MEXICAN COMFORT FOOD Hispanic Kitchen

I have ties to many countries in Latin America, and one of the best things about exploring the region is sampling the “comida tipica,” or what I call “comfort food.” It’s the traditional cuisine that the locals might only consume on Sunday or special occasions, yet most of the ingredients are part of the daily diet. In Colombia, it could be a tamale filled with...

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WITH MEXICAN CUISINE, IT’S ALL ABOUT THE SALSA Hispanic Kitchen

At almost every Mexican restaurant in the world, guests are served a bowl of chips and salsa almost immediately after they are seated. The chips should be light with a minimum of grease and sprinkled with salt. At least that’s what I prefer. Unfortunately, many establishments simply serve a product purchased in a bag from the nearest market. The same goes with the salsa. Do...

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HISPANIC KITCHEN’S RECIPE OF THE WEEK…Cuban Picadillo… by Jessica Merideth Urda Hispanic Kitchen

No Latino website would be complete without covering the amazing variety of Hispanic cuisines. As we all know, the culinary delights of Mexico are a bit different from those of Guatemala, Panama, Colombia or Peru. And many dishes are very economical to prepare. That’s why every week or so, we will feature a classic recipe from different parts of Latin America. Want to share? Send us your...

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