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From Beautiful Belize: Chef Jennie Staines
From Beautiful Belize: Chef Jennie Staines

With the holidays well behind us and more cold months ahead, looking for an escape route through the kitchen may be your best option. If that route takes you all the way to Belize then so much the better.


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The Scoop on Azucar Ice Cream Company Main
The Scoop on Azucar Ice Cream Company

The Azucar Ice Cream Company may seem like a traditional ice cream and sorbet shop at first glance. Settled on a bright corner of Miami’s Little Havana, a closer read of their menu, spelled-out on their chalk board walls in colorful slogans and whatever else occurs to them that day, will tell you Azucar is anything but typical.


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Ham Croquettes
Ham Croquettes (Croquetas de Jamón)

This a very simple fritter that can be embellished and seasoned in a million different ways. Quickly blended with béchamel sauce, croquetas are a fast solution for leftover ham, chicken or seafood. Serve with a short stack of saltines and lime wedges for the complete Cuban bakery experience.


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Miami's Tinta y Cafe Main
Miami's Tinta y Cafe

There are few Miami institutions as treasured as ventanitas - Cuban lunch counters with street front windows that dot the city’s landscape. Everyone has their favorite and few meddle with the tried and true formula of easy conversation fueled by fresh brewed espresso and warm pastries.


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Catching up with Pati Janich Main
Catching up with Pati Jinich

On her popular public television series, Pati Jinich inspires viewers with her love for Mexican home cooking.  This month, she releases her first cookbook, also named Pati’s Mexican Table which we reviewed


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Cookbook Shelf: Pati's Mexican Table Main
Cookbook Shelf: Pati's Mexican Table

Approaching a new cuisine, whether it offers the easy familiarity of Italian or novelty of Indian or Thai, can be a daunting experience for home cooks. We may hunt down the requisite ingredients and go all in to prepare an elaborate meal, but the effort required often makes it a one-time performance that is rarely repeated. 


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Comodo Main
Comodo by Night

Everyone aspires to the perfect dinner party - a group of friends enjoying a memorable meal where the conversation flows as freely as the wine. Simple enough to imagine, it can be harder to manage and busy schedules discourage many from even trying.


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The Secret Book of Frida Kahlo Main
Cookbook Shelf: The Secret Book of Frida Kahlo

In his latest work, The Secret Book of Frida Kahlo: A Novel, F.G. Haghenbeck reminds us that even the most elaborate meal is only half the story. The people for whom we cook, the ingredients we seek out, and the love or praise given in return, are all part of a larger narrative.


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Talkin' Grapes with the World Wine Guys
Talkin' Grapes with the World Wine Guys

Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen are eating, drinking, and writing their way across the globe as the World Wide Wine Guys and entertaining and lifestyle editors for Wine Enthusiast magazine.


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Cookbook Shelf: My Abuela's Table
Cookbook Shelf: My Abuela's Table

We all aspire to the perfectly styled food shots in dream settings found in cookbooks, magazines, and websites.  In sharp contrast, there are no food photographs in Daniella Germain’s new cookbook, My Abuela's Table: An Illustrated Journey into Mexican Co


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