Archive for November 12th, 2010

November 12, 2010

Taking cooking to the next level: Latino chefs

by Eric Cortes

We now know that eating healthier should be on our minds. Being Latino even gave you some ideas on what to buy, including oranges, apples and garlic.  However, there are times where we just want to and splurge out in the city. But that doesn’t necessarily mean we should eat at fast food restaurants. In fact, there are ways to eat out and still maintain a healthy diet. Luckily there are Latino chefs who are willing to take part in your healthy eating lifestyle and bring their culture into their work.

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November 12, 2010

Brazil says “Pee in your shower”?

via Jennifer Turano & Nelson Figueroa

 

Brasil has in interesting concept when it comes to saving water…

Pee in the shower!

Ah hell, why not?

November 12, 2010

La cocina Boricua: Arroz con dulce

by AJ Rodriguez

Every Puerto Rican knows that Christmas is fast approaching when Abuela starts making el arroz con dulce. As a child, the smell would make me melt. The first person to eat el arroz con dulce was me, warm, with a glass of leche on the side. I’d eat it cold too, but I preferred it warm, right out of the caldero.

After careful planning and perfecting, I think I came up with a good enough recipe to share with you all. Of course, you can make it your own, but if you use mine, let me know how it turned out.

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November 12, 2010

The business of bochinche

by Libby Juliá Vázquez

El bochinche (or chisme) is big business today.  When I Googled Latino gossip, I found no less than seven sites dedicated solely to Latino gossip, and that was just on the first page (this doesn’t even take to account the number of gossip shows on TV).  I checked  out a few and was immediately bored.  Not because I’m above reading celebrity gossip, but because the writers seem to be grasping at anything to put a story together.

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November 12, 2010

Sexy Latina

by Adriana Villavicencio

“Sexy Latina.” The term is as ubiquitous as a Starbucks on a New York City corner. Searching for the term on Google will yield more than 2 million search results. Compare that to the 26k you find when you type in “smart Latina.”

Latinas are sexualized in language and often, through terms that would more aptly describe food…they’re “exotic,” “spicy,” “juicy,” “hot tamales.” Latinas are sexualized in the media and perhaps nowhere more overtly than on Spanish-language channels themselves, on which “weather girls” wear low-cut clothing, super tight clothing, or hardly any clothing at all. The long-running Sábado Gigante is one of the most egregious examples of female objectification. It showcases an ongoing parade of Latinas in bikinis. And in skits, women are portrayed as insipid ditzes, over-the-top sexpots, or both simultaneously.

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