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La Taqueria Wins "America's Classic" Award from JBF
La Taqueria Wins "America's Classic" Award from James Beard Foundation

Earlier today, La Taqueria, a mainstay in San Francisco's Mission District, was named one of “America’s Classics” by the James Beard Foundation.


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10 Latin American Delicacies
Would You Eat This: 10 Scary Latin Foods For Halloween

From pig feet to corn fungus, these Latin American delicacies aren't for the faint of stomach. Are you daredevil enough to try them?


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Que Traigo?: Side Dishes that Take Center Stage
Potluck Possibilities: 15 Holiday Sides with Latin Sabor

Never show up to a holiday feast empty-handed again.


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Tres Leches and Strawberry Mexican Gelatin
Tres Leches and Strawberry Mexican Gelatin

Mexican gelatinas are something to celebrate, showcase, and even boast about. Forget 1950s-style Jello salads, in Mexico, gelatinas are an artform with interesting flavor combinations and coloful layers. One of my favorites combines homemade gelatin made with the same tres leches mixture from the infamous cake and strawberry gelatin.


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Alphabet Soup
Alphabet Soup

"A quick and easy one pot wonder, alphabet soup, or sopa de letras, brings the fondest of memories from my childhood in Mexico City. And it now makes a regular appearance in our home for my boys’ after-school comida. The pasta is lightly fried in oil (a very Mexican preparation), then cooked in a simple homemade tomato sauce and broth. " - Pati Jinich


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Is Central America's Coffee at Risk?
Is Central America's Coffee at Risk?

If you value that morning cafecito and the livelihood of millions, start recycling! A new report by the Climate Institute predicts that drastic changes in global weather patterns will cut the area of suitable coffee-growing land in half. Half! This loss in arable land will leave 120 million coffee growers worldwide jobless. 


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Buttered Waffles Are Trending, Says Study
Buttered Waffles Are Trending, Says Study

We are food mind-readers. For example, we know you’re going to butter your celebratory National Waffle Day waffles. Spooky, right? We have a gift.


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Healthy Havana Nights: Bring Cuba to Your Kitchen
Healthy Havana Nights: Bring Cuba to Your Kitchen

How does a mixed-martial arts fighter, salsa dancer, and former US Marine become a classically-trained executive chef? By coming full circle. 

Chef Ronaldo Linares grew up working in his family's restaurant in New Jersey before venturing off to forge his own trail. However, it seems years of strength training and fighting only made him better equipped to return to the kitchen with a new purpose: to educate the Latin community about healthy eating habits.


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