La Cocina Latina

Taking a look at recipes far south of the border!


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La Cocina Latina I recently spent a day in Miami and had hoped to pair some wines with the enticing selection of Cuban foods on offer at many of the top restaurants there. That did not end up happening, though I did manage to enjoy too much coffee that sunny day. That did however get me to thinking about the variety of South American and Nuevo Latino cuisines that are becoming increasingly popular across the US.

Sadly, much of what we think of Latino cuisine is glorified Mexican food peppered with Chorizo and chilies, and doesn't represent the true bounty of South and Central America. Now don't get me wrong, I love mexican food as much as the next guy. My point here is simply to point out  that there is so much fabulous food that lays to our south that to ignore all of it in favor of recipes that are more familiar, and frankly well tuned to our palates, does us all a disservice.

As the weather warms up our thoughts should turn to lighter cuisines, and being folks who like to learn about food and wine, and experience something new i thought this would be the ideal time to take a look to our neighbors down south for a little inspiracion!!

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