Dos Borreguitas Blog

Latino Foods Getting Lost Through the Generations February 01 2012

We're adventurous eaters in my house, and I'm definitely a fan of savory international street food, a la Anthony Bourdain. But the less I know about where it really came from, the better. Maybe that's the problem with me and certain Latino home-cooked foods. I know exactly where it came from. In particular, I'm talking about lengua de res, or tacos de lengua, or pretty much anything neck-up from a...

'Tis the Season for Pan de Polvo December 13 2011

There are several foods I always equate with the holidays. Tamales are one. And pan de polvo, or Mexican wedding cookies coated in a cinammon sugar mix, are another. Yes, they're eaten at weddings, but also during Christmas-time. I decided to make a few dozen this year, and I used Eva Longoria's recipe because I couldn't find my grandmother's. In my head, I can see it clearly written on a paper...

Five Ways to Latinofy the Holidays December 11 2011

If you have little ones and want to expose them to a little bit of Latino culture, here's a few ways to Latinofy the holidays. 5. Abuelita Hot Chocolate:  These cinnamon-infused chocolate tablets make the best hot chocolate during Christmas time. I just break up the big piece of chocolate -- which is not easy to do -- and then I put the smaller pieces in the blender to really...

Take the Bean Poll: Pinto, Rojo o Negro? December 03 2011

    For years I've undulated between being vegetarian and, er, regular? I do care about the animals, but the truth of the matter about me and meat is that I just don't like cooking it. I don't like taking it out of packages, handling it, marinating, none of that. But beans, beans ARE like a main dish. And in our house, we are serious about our frijoles, and these three above...

Red, White and Green All Year Long December 02 2011

Move over Christmas with your holiday colors. La bandera mexicana is also red, white and green, and so are the staples of our cooking. I'd say about half of what I cook has these three in it: tomato, onion and cilantro. I use it in a ton of different ways, including to make pico de gallo, to add to avocado to make guacamole, or just add to a can of...
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