Recent Posts by Stephen Chavez

The Delectable Avocado

Yet another fruit from the Americas! First the sinful orb-the tomato-then the dirty orb-the potato-now the testicular one: the avocado! Yes, avocado in náhuatl, the language of the Aztecs is , ahuacatl, which means testicle or ball sack, a direct reference to...
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Happy Anniversary to Us!

We'd like to give a toast to our new readers and followers. LatinoFoodie celebrates its one month anniversary today and we're looking forward to many many more with all of you. Cheers! [caption id="attachment_551" align="alignleft" width="211" caption="A Toast to Our Readers! "] Read more

I Love Me Some Papas con Chorizo!

As the weekend approaches my stomach begins to growl with different food cravings, especially for breakfast. Now, don’t get me wrong. I enjoy a beautiful spread of fresh fruit, eggs benedict, pancakes, bagels and lox, you name it. But there is nothing,...
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The Origin of the Potato: The People’s Food

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...
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