Ana Sofia Peláez

    Ana Sofia Peláez
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    Ana Sofia Peláez has known she's wanted to spend as much time as possible in the kitchen since she was a little girl growing up in Miami, surrounded by the rich smells and flavors of Cuban food. As Miami's demographic landscape started to change -- incorporating Brazilians, Argentinians, Colombians and other Latin nationalities -- her culinary purview evolved from just cooking Cuban dishes to the entire Latin American genre. In 2008, she launched her popular food blog, Hungry Sofia, offering readers an array of well informed and delicious recipes and food experiences all with a Latin bent. From the traditional Cuban sandwich to modern Peruvian causas, hearty Brazilian feijodas to Mexican flor de calabaza soup, she’s always looking for her next great meal.

    Alberto Cabrera
    Pushing Boundaries with Chef Alberto Cabrera
    As the food world descended on Miami for the South Beach Wine and Food Festival this weekend, Alberto Cabrera of Miami’s Bread + Butter joined a select group of local chefs taking on one of the city’s most treasured lunch counter specials, the medianoche, at Botran’s Medianoches & Mixology at Wynwood Walls. This is familiar ground for Cabrera...
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    Patricio Sandoval
    Standing Out at SOBE Wine & Food with Patricio Sandoval
    Patricio Sandoval of Mercadito can hold his own in the kitchen - even when that kitchen is full of well-respected chefs and restaurant owners who have made significant contributions to the landscape of Mexican cuisine and happen to be members of his immediate family. In fact, it's this that might just give Patricio an edge when he competes with...
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    From Beautiful Belize: Chef Jennie Staines
    From Beautiful Belize: Chef Jennie Staines
    With the holidays well behind us and more cold months ahead, looking for an escape route through the kitchen may be your best option. If that route takes you all the way to Belize then so much the better. During a recent trip to New York City, chef Jennie Staines of San Pedro’s Elvi’s Kitchen showed a group of food writers the way in a multi-...
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    The Scoop on Azucar Ice Cream Company Main
    The Scoop on Azucar Ice Cream Company
    The Azucar Ice Cream Company may seem like a traditional ice cream and sorbet shop at first glance. Settled on a bright corner of Miami’s Little Havana, a closer read of their menu, spelled-out on their chalk board walls in colorful slogans and whatever else occurs to them that day, will tell you Azucar is anything but typical.Alongside classic...
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    Ham Croquettes
    Ham Croquettes (Croquetas de Jamón)
    This a very simple fritter that can be embellished and seasoned in a million different ways. Quickly blended with béchamel sauce, croquetas are a fast solution for leftover ham, chicken or seafood. Serve with a short stack of saltines and lime wedges for the complete Cuban bakery experience.
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    Miami's Tinta y Cafe Main
    Miami's Tinta y Cafe
    There are few Miami institutions as treasured as ventanitas - Cuban lunch counters with street front windows that dot the city’s landscape. Everyone has their favorite and few meddle with the tried and true formula of easy conversation fueled by fresh brewed espresso and warm pastries.While Tinta y Cafe has all the elements of a classic Miami...
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    Catching up with Pati Janich Main
    Catching up with Pati Jinich
    On her popular public television series, Pati Jinich inspires viewers with her love for Mexican home cooking.  This month, she releases her first cookbook, also named Pati’s Mexican Table which we reviewed earlier this week. As a time out from her busy schedule, Pati took a few moments to speak to The Latin Kitchen about what first drew her to...
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    Cookbook Shelf: Pati's Mexican Table Main
    Cookbook Shelf: Pati's Mexican Table
    Approaching a new cuisine, whether it offers the easy familiarity of Italian or novelty of Indian or Thai, can be a daunting experience for home cooks. We may hunt down the requisite ingredients and go all in to prepare an elaborate meal, but the effort required often makes it a one-time performance that is rarely repeated. In Pati’s Mexican Table...
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    Comodo Main
    Comodo by Night
    Everyone aspires to the perfect dinner party - a group of friends enjoying a memorable meal where the conversation flows as freely as the wine. Simple enough to imagine, it can be harder to manage and busy schedules discourage many from even trying. Fortunately, Felipe Donnelly and his wife Tamy Rofe, owners of the newly opened Soho restaurant...
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    The Secret Book of Frida Kahlo Main
    Cookbook Shelf: The Secret Book of Frida Kahlo
    In his latest work, The Secret Book of Frida Kahlo: A Novel, F.G. Haghenbeck reminds us that even the most elaborate meal is only half the story. The people for whom we cook, the ingredients we seek out, and the love or praise given in return, are all part of a larger narrative. Set against the remarkable life of Frida Kahlo, Haghenbeck has plenty...
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