Dulce de Leche and Apple Empanadas

I first learned of the traditions surrounding Thanksgiving when I moved from Medellín, Colombia, to the United States 12 years ago. My husband, who was my boyfriend at the time, invited me to spend Thanksgiving with his family at his grandfather's house. I still remember how cozy and warm the holiday felt to me. The table had a large spread of food, a beautiful turkey, traditional American side dishes, and delicious pies....more
@Julie Ross Godar Agreed. I have some apples in my fridge that would be so very happy doused in ...more

American is the New Ethnic

photo via Meat AmericaThere’s a culinary frontier right in our own backyard....more

Cheats for Ethnic Cooking: 18 Pantry Must-Haves

New Orleanians cook practically everything with a mixture of diced bell peppers, onions and celery, commonly called “The Holy Trinity.” All cuisines have a few can’t-live-without ingredients; That’s what distinguishes chicken parmigiana (Italian) from chicken creole (Creole) and chicken creole from chicken tinga (Mexican). The easiest way to feign a mastery of different ethnic cuisines, is to know the key ingredients....more

Pad Thai Noodles

I really like posting about ethnic foods, don’t I?  This shouldn’t be an odd thing, honestly.  We live in a nation that is the home of so many different cultures that there is no excuse for not experimenting with ethnic food.  I actually know people who are completely unwilling to try the foods of different cultures (aside from a taco) and I really can’t understand that kind of closed-mindedness; and that’s all it is.  Closed mindedness. ...more

I absolutly love cooking especially ethnic food.  That recipee sounds very yummy I'm going to ...more

Getting Kids to Eat and Enjoy Ethnic Foods

Our our family's recent trip to Panama and Costa Rica, my children loved tasting tropical fruits that they hadn't seen before (http://whatscookingblog.com/2008/02/23 /special-expeditionsfruit-expeditions-episode-1/). It got me thinking about how eager kids can be to taste foods that are sweet and those that are similar to foods they already like. Fruits there come in fantastic shapes, sizes and colors, and were a joy to try...even if the outcome was a surprising burst of sour flavor or if the texture was reminiscent of raw oysters! ...more