I am originally from the Dominican Republic, born and raised. My culture is always behind the food I cook, not only because of my use of traditional Latin ingredients but because I season every dish with the passion and spice of life that characterizes a Latina like me.
This section will honor all Latin cooking. I have met many incredible people from different countries of Latin America and I have discovered how our dishes cross borders and many are so similar. We all cherish food, the memories it brings to us and how it reminds us of a warm smile in the kitchen with mamá, tía, abuela and our loved ones. That is why I have created Lunes Latinos (Latin Mondays). Through this food series I will cook a dish from Latin America and share with you the country of origin, any variations that exists and a bit of the history behind the recipe.
Would you like to be featured in Lunes Latinos? Well, if you cook Latin food I invite you to send me the following:
- A link to a traditional Latin recipe in your blog
- The country of origin
- Mention: to be featured in Lunes Latinos.
I will then take up to the challenge of learning about your dish, cook a variation of it and later post it in this blog during an upcoming Lunes Latino. The post will include a link to your recipe and blog in order to encourage readers to learn more about Latin cooking through you and your dish.
*** Keep in mind that Lunes Latinos exists to learn about our culture, grow the awareness of Latin cooking and lift each other up in our blogging journey.
I would love to hear from you. Contact me!
Previous Lunes Latinos Recipes
- Meringue Frosting (Suspiro)
- Malta Float
- Kipe, Quipe, Kibeh
- Teriyaki Glazed Sweet Plantains
- Coconut Pineapple Popsicle
- Coconut Cream Balls
- Yuca Fritters (Arañitas de Yuca)
- Ponche Navideño
- Pasteles en Hoja (Dominican Tamales)
- Phyllo Wrapped Yuca Gorgonzola Mash
- Pastelitos (Mini Empanadas)
- Ruby Red Roasted Pork Shoulder
- Bacalao Guisado (Stewed Salted Cod Fish)
- Chimichurri (Dominican Burger)
- La Bandera Dominicana (The Dominican Flag) – Typical Dominican dish
- Shrimp Asopao (Asopao de Camarones)