You’re thinking Idaho, right? Or Ireland? Neither one! Like the tomato, the potato, too, is originally from the Andean region of South America, where more than 5,000 varieties are cultivated! A Peruvian farmer’s market may sell up to 30 varieties of spuds...Read more
After reading Norma Vega’s recent Cultural Capsule on the Origin of the Tomato, we were inspired to create our own "tomatopalooza." We had fun searching for some tasty tomato/xitomatl recipes. What are your favorite xitomatl based recipes?
This weekend LatinoFoodie ventured over to the Lummis Festival in Northeast Los Angeles. Our first stop, of course, the food trucks. The Lomo Arigato truck décor alone had us thinking this...Read more
Submitted by: Norma Vega I must give credit to my friend, Francisco López Castro, who’s from Espejo, Córdoba, for this recipe. Spanish gazpacho has a looser consistency, whereas salmorejo is creamier and smoother. Preparation:...Read more
We’ve all heard that the great USDA Food Pyramid has fallen: Long Live the Plate! If you recall, when the Pyramid came out in the 90s, it was controversial, not to mention confusing and...Read more
You know when a Swiss company sells Aguas Frescas that corporate America is finally realizing the strength of the U.S. Hispanic purchasing power. LatinoFoodie can't wait to try them!
[caption id="attachment_302" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Photo and recipe provided by The California Milk Advisory Board"][/caption] We received a news release recently where the lead said, “Bring on the authentic flavors of Mexico, Spain...Read more
By Contributing Writer: Norma Vega Every wonder where the first tomatoes originated? These plump fruits (yes, fruits, not vegetables!) grew wild in the Andes region of South America, but it wasn’t until they reached the central region of Mexico that the Aztecs began...Read more