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!!