Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Peruvian Chef - Gaston Acurio on New York City Wine & Food Festival 2010

The next Wine & Food Festival will be held in the big apple NYC in October. I am a fan of some of the Food Network's chefs and a great believer that good food is "the thing" that unite us all.  While looking at the event ads and promotion I was happy to find my compatriot Gaston Acurio, a chef and culinary celebrity in Peru who is promoting and working extensively in Peruvian food. His Bio will be coming up soon in the events site if you are interested in reading more. For the looks of it, the event is going to be a great one.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Comparison: "Store Brand vs. Brand" - Training Pants / Pull-Ups

Many times we think and feel that store branded products are of less quality and yes I have tried and tested many products like such to confirm its true. However sometimes (more now than before) you can come across store branded products that can make you smile and surprise you, like the CVS Training Pants I bought for my son recently. 
Regarding quality, this are absorbent enough and nice on touch and material. About its design: the characters that decor the training pant are really sweet and very nicely done. I am always picky that things have to be pretty, but best of all my son loves his fire truck theme pants just as much as he loves his "Go Diego Go" pull-ups branded ones. The packaging does not make you feel you are buying a less quality product, the design is good enough and more for being a store brand. Good job CVS!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Insight: What Topics do Latinas Prefer to Read?

The Latina woman enjoys reading about Beauty, Fashion, Health, Royalty Gossip & Food (new recipes)!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Latin Flavor: Angel Hair Pasta with Shrimp for dinner

I love eating fresh and tasty meals. I think food makes a great part of the Latin culture and is one of those things that unite use because we share ingredients, flavors, dishes. I am starting this new section "Latin Flavor" so we can talk about some Latino yumminess.
What's for dinner tonight?
As you know I love to cook. Specially when its for my husband or friends who come over every now and then. This time instead of making the same old dishes I make during the week, I decided to make something that my hubby loves and that has great presentation but at the same time easy! This is my take on Angel Hair Pasta with Shrimp for dinner on Tuesday!...my husband has Latin roots just like me so he appreciates fresh and "real meals".

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Monday, August 23, 2010

Fascinated by Dora The Explorer

When I had no children I did not pay any attention to kids products or kids tv shows. Now some years after things have changed and I am so impressed by "Dora the Explorer" cartoon. I not only find her very nurturing to my son, but all her show is about introducing the Latino culture, teaching spanish and being a kid after all. So much I was missing! If you don't have any interest like me years ago, when having a spare time, tune in some Dora and you'll be happily impressed and proud like me!

Sunday, August 08, 2010

Molecular Gastronomy

My mom is a foodie. She absolutely loves to eat out and try the latest and greatest restaurants in Lima, Peru. She is very fornuntate that she lives there and that also she has many excuses and friends to go and try the best of the yummiest if I can say it in some sort of way.  So it was no surprise that she mentioned "Molecular Gastronomy" and other foodie terms a long time ago. Something that I had no clue what it was until tonight when I watched "60 Minutes" and the report on Spanish Chef "Jose Andrés", owner of The Bazaar and Mini Bar.
Jose Andres shows Anderson Cooper how a mojito can come in a jelly looking shape or how a Clam Chowder can be a mix of the same ingredients just in different form. I guess this is part of Molecular Gastronomy, deconstructing food to some degree and then putting it all together just in different forms or textures.
What and interesting introduction to science and marvelous food! The story is worth watching it on this link. I am even going to watch it again, since I enjoyed it and learned such interesting things....and Yes! my mom has tried it of course, how she not?

Thursday, August 05, 2010

Dunkin Donuts new! Hispanic inspired donuts flavors...

I love my sweetened ice tea in the summer. A handy sip every now and then keeps me fresh and hydrated in this steamy hot summer. So it was a nice and great surprise to find the new donut flavors of Dunkin Donuts (donuts), "Dulce de Leche", "Dulce de Chocolate" and "Piña Colada"! I have to say that I have not tried the 3 flavors just yet, but wait and see until I try one. I think I will be in love!!! Have you tasted this new donuts?

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Yummi Goya's Passion Fruit Nectar

Every now and then I miss the flavors I grew with. This weekend I happened to drive by one of the best Hispanic mini markets in Port Chester NY, so I stopped and bought Goya's passion fruit nectar to make a great natural juice at home. The flavor of this fruit is so refreshing and tart that is great for a summer afternoon or to serve with a good lunch.


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