Cooking has always been a way of life for Aran Goyoaga. Part of a long line of pastry chefs and farmers, her childhood in Spain’s Basque Country revolved around the hustle and bustle of the kitchen and the sweet smell of milk with cinnamon and vanilla simmering on the stove in her grandparents’ pastry shop. After moving to Florida to start a family, she found solace in cooking, which kept her grounded and close to her family back home.
Born in El Paso, Texas, Evangelina Soza, Yvette Marquez-Sharpnack and Veronica Gonzalez-Smith learned to cook from their mother and grandmother, Jesusita, whose Mexican recipes were considered legendary among family and friends. In 2010, they started the Muy Bueno Cookbook Blogas a way to preserve their special culinary heritage for future generations. In homage to Jesusita, they named the blog after the words she used to welcome her guests
My favorite part of cooking and baking at home is experimenting with ingredients and reinventing classic recipes. Every now and then a promising kitchen experiment turns into a flop. But perseverance always wins in the end, as it did with this creation.
This recipe takes the beloved tres leches cake and kicks it up a few tasty notches. With the addition of finely shredded coconut, coconut milk and dark rum, it’s dessert and a cocktail rolled into one. If you like extra boozy desserts feel free to add a little more rum. But note that a little dark rum goes a long way in this recipe.
My favorite Latin flavors are the ones that come from the Caribbean. They are bold, robust and, most of all, remind me of my homeland, the Dominican Republic. Today marks the 14-year anniversary of Ideya Latin Bistro, a downtown NYC spot that has been delighting New Yorkers with the flavors and sounds of the Caribbean for over a decade. It is my go-to when I am craving a taste of home.
Laura Diaz, better known as Chef LaLa, is an accomplished chef, cookbook author and certified nutritionist. She is at the forefront of the healthy revolution of Latin home cooking. Chef Lala recently spoke to us about how eating healthy does not have to sacrifice flavor, and gave us some tips on how we can maintain our health without losing sight of our delicious Latino traditions.
There are so many things to love about summer - outdoor concerts, frozen treats and seaside fun just to name a few. But nothing is more quintessentially summer than cooking and eating outdoors. It's casual, relaxed and, most importantly, delicioso! As we bid farewell to summer, the easiest way to celebrate what's left of the season is to fire up the grill.
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