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Jackie Gentilesco

Hangover Helpers
Hangover Helpers

Has too much tequila left you with a dizzy sunrise? Restore what you’ve lost from a long night on the town with this vita-packed day after brunch (with the proper dose of Latin styling for good measure, of course).

Sorry, we can’t take back those boozy dance moves...

Prickly Pear, Orange & Mint Salad

TARGET: Nausea, “cotton mouth.”


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Ultimate Summer-taining
Ultimate Summer-taining

Brimming with Latin spirit, these crafty summer entertaining tips and tricks are sure to make memories. Each is impressive, affordable and fun to prepare with generations of food heritage captured inside a colorful, modern twist designed for 6 – 8 of your closest friends.

Hint of Mint Centerpiece 


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At the Table with Rodrigo Oliveira Main
At the Table with Rodrigo Oliveira

Rodrigo Oliveira is head chef at Mocotó, a São Paulo-based restaurant and cachaçaria where he has planted his roots firmly since he was just thirteen.


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Girls’ Night In with Food Network All-Star Ady Abreu Main
Girls’ Night In with Food Network All-Star Ady Abreu

Ady Abreu does cupcakes. Some are plain Jane: classic vanillas with perfectly prim buttercreams. Others, are on the edgy side like Chocolate Stout Beer with Salted Caramel or Evil Cherry and Pomegranate-Ginger and it was master mixes that, quite literally, took the cake as Abreu won the Food Network’s Cupcake Wars last May.


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Chef Omar Allibhoy Headshot
Talk and Tapas with Omar Allibhoy

“It’s not in me to open a chain of ‘soulless’ tapas bars,” says Omar Allibhoy, the chef/owner of 


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Tamarillo Bloody Maria Recipe
Tamarillo Bloody Maria

The Andes-native tamarillo gets its catchy name from an unlikely cultivar: New Zealanders, who coined the fruit after tamu - the Māori word for leadership, and amarillo, Spanish for its golden color. With a taste somewhere between a banana-apricot-passion fruit, this is the perfect addictive to this Latin take on a Bloody Mary.


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Smoked Salmon, Avocado and Turnip Green Tortilla Bites Recipe
Smoked Salmon, Avocado and Turnip Tortilla Bites

Delicately fried, these tortilla triangles make a satisfying snack without that overindulged feeling. Topped with omega-rich salmon, tart turnip greens and avocado; they're sure to heed cravings all afternoon.


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Prickly Pear, Orange and Mint Salad Recipe
Prickly Pear, Orange and Mint Salad

Prickly pears are so rich in nutrition; they have been prescribed as a hangover cure. Aside from its anti-inflammatory agents, the fruit makes for a delicious salad when mixed with orange and mint. This recipe serves one, but can easily be doubled to suit more.


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Hot Bogadera with Lemon and Clove Recipe
Hot Bogadera with Lemon and Clove

In Colombia, hot juices are often spiked with aguardientes, a strong liqueur made from sugarcane which roughly translates to "fire water." This version draws inspiration from the country's bogaderas - the citrus-clove counterpart of an aguardiente drink, made here with less harsh spirits.


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Peruvian Shrimp & Corncob Stew

A light soup, shrimp is simmered in white wine, garlic, and tomato then topped with grilled corn and oregano for an authentic Chupe de Camarones.
 


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