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Empanadas Make A Great Winter Meal


December 02, 2018 

Lot’s of places have traditions of baking meats in dough. Latin America is no different. The empanada exists in pretty much every Latino country in a slightly different form. Some countries put in olives and some put in tomatoes. Other countries fry the empanadas and others bake them. The basic genius of the empanada stays….

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Happy Spanglish Tanksgivee From Your Friends At TuVez


November 22, 2018 

Tanksgivee Noun: This is the word Thanksgiving run through the Ricky Ricardo Thick Accent Machine (patent pending). Now, Thanksgiving is obviously an American holiday, what with all the Pilgrims and Indians and whatnot. The correct term is el dia de accion de gracia, which let’s face it, is a mouthful. So, we are going to….

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Thanksgiving Mofongo Stuffing


November 18, 2018 

Thanksgiving is next week, the day when we gorge ourselves with food to celebrate when some White dudes came over on a boat or something. For we Latinos it always kind of felt like not our holiday. We tend to make variations on the traditional themes. For instance we always had arroz y frijoles negros….

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If I Had To Have A Last Meal, It Would Be Vaca Frita


November 04, 2018 

Did you ever play that game where you pondered what your last meal would be if you were a death row prisoner? I know what mine would be: vaca frita. This Cuban meal is chock full of awesomeness, is my favorite thing in the universe. Vaca frita means “fried cow”, which is admittedly a weird….

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How To Make Pan De Muerto For Dia De Los Muertos


November 02, 2018 

It’s Dia de Los Muertos, y’all! This is the day that we Latinos celebrate and remember our dearly departed ancestors by eating, drinking, and decorating with skulls. This holiday is particularly big in Mexico, where millions of people will be visiting their family’s graves for good times and plenty of sweets. The most quintessential Mexican….

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