Fany Gerson had already begun selling ice pops at her popular La Newyorkina stands when she learned Manhattan’s High Line park was adding food vendors to their 2011 summer season. Gerson, an acclaimed pastry-chef and author of the James Beard nominated My Sweet Mexico, knew the competition would be fierce, but applied anyway and was quickly accepted. “I imagined all these people walking around with their colorful and delicious paletas
Choosing the essential items for a Latin kitchen is difficult, but narrowing it down to just five is impossible. This round-up focuses on the workhorses. Always at the ready, they rarely get put away because they’re used every day. Whether it’s starting the morning with your favorite espresso, grinding out spices for an intricate mole recipe, roasting chilies or producing perfectly fluffed rice for a last minute pot of beans, they always come through, which makes them indispensable when it really counts.
Not only does Easter signify rebirth and the promise of spring, it’s also a terrific day for entertaining. Ana Sofia Peláez, the blogger behind hungrysofia.com, counts it among her favorites. “There’re not the pressures of Christmas or travel or the other anxieties” that inevitably accompany many other holidays, she says. Here, Peláez offers suggestions for hosting a festive Easter brunch.
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