The Tragic History of Oaxaca’s Tequila Sunrise

If you have heard of the city or state of Oaxaca, in southern Mexico, it is probably thanks to a growing interest in the area’s primary export: mezcal. But on this rich soil, a deep cultural history has grown up right alongside this delicious spirit.

Read more at https://vinepair.com/articles/the-ancient-tragic-history-of-the-tequila-sunrise/

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Gorgeous Margaritas for National Margarita Day!

Gorgeous Margaritas for National Margarita Day!

When you think about drinking margaritas, you probably imagine sitting on a warm summer patio, or lounging on a tropical beach, sand between your toes and a frozen drink in hand. So it might come as a bit of a surprise to discover that National Margarita Day is in the middle of February…

Read more at https://vinepair.com/articles/how-to-make-a-gorgeous-margarita/

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Five Nutrients You Need to Know About

We are constantly bombarded with conflicting messages about how to eat right: What foods should we
embrace and which should we avoid? The advice can become overwhelming. How are we supposed to sort
through it all and understand, once and for all, what we should be eating?

The answer is closer at hand than you might think!

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Surprise! Avocados in Winter

What?! Avocados aren’t just a summer fruit?

That’s right!

There is no bad time of year to eat a creamy avocado. The delicious green fruit from Mexico is always in season, even in the dead of winter. And not only is it delicious to your tastebuds; it’s great for the rest of your body, too!

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Gather ‘Round: Ideas and Tips for Avotastic Gatherings

Is your kids’ room so overflowing with toys and gadgets that you worry they have more things than they can possibly use . . . and nothing that encourages them to play with other people?

As parents, grandparents, and other adults involved in kids’ lives, we may yearn for “the good old days,” when kids could — and did — entertain themselves with simple pleasures. If that describes you, then it’s time to get creative! It’s possible to capture the interest of even the most digitally-connected kid with household items — like avocados! — that can be turned into fun-for-the-whole-family diversions.

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Everything You Need to Know about Cooking with Avocado Oil

When you reach for a bottle of oil to mix up a homemade vinaigrette, your first choice is probably olive oil. There’s a reason this oil is a go-to in nearly every kitchen: its flavor can range from mild to strong, making it a home cook’s flexible friend. But olive oil has its limitations. You may have heard you don’t want to use it for high-heat cooking. Olive oil alternatives like coconut oil and butter are just as likely to burn, and soy and canola oils, while great for frying, aren’t so tasty in a salad.

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The Oaxacan Corn Drink You Should Know

“Every different kind of maize makes a different atole,” Amado Ramírez Leyva says. The possibilities are endless. Attempts to quantify the different species of maize in Mexico, or even just in the state of Oaxaca, are futile. The nomenclature is further complicated by the plant’s tendency to cross-breed over great distances, the near-infinite genetic possibilities inside its seeds, first domesticated by indigenous people in the Central Balsas River Valley around ten thousand years ago.

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Don’t Drop Avocados to Drop Pounds

You’re strolling down the aisles of your grocery store in search of foods to enjoy while following a  calorie controlled diet as a replacement for other fats. That’s when you see it: a pyramid of perfectly-stacked Avocados From Mexico. It’s tempting to pick one up and put it in your cart, or better yet, snag a whole bag of them, but you step away. You seem to remember a friend telling you that avocados are chock-full of calories and fat.

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Oaxaca Food Tour: Desserts Take Center Stage at Mexican Festivals

You can find regional sweets of the baked and fried varieties all around Oaxaca City just about any day of the year, but it’s during festival weeks that these treats take center stage. Popping up street-side and outside churchyards, you’ll find the street-food stands of your dreams, all selling a variety of goods with creamy centers and meringue tops. Which will you choose?

Read more at: http://thelatinkitchen.com/travel/a/oaxaca-food-tour-desserts-take-center-stage-mexican-festivals

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Latin cuisine spans a multitude of regions, making it highly rich and varied, and with the tremendous growth of the US Hispanic population, it has quickly become one of our nation’s most beloved, with classic dishes and new variations making their ways onto American tables daily.

The Latin Kitchen is a place to celebrate and stay connected to culture through food and to share the cuisine and experiences with those who want to make it their own.