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Latin America

Flourless Almond and Port Cake

Recipe by Pati Jinich

Flourless Almond and Port Cake

This cake is a treat. What’s more, being flourless, it is perfect for Passover and for gluten-free eaters. This cake feels like a fluffy, smooth, tasty piece of marzipan that has turned into a cake to become a bigger, lighter and longer-lasting version of itself. It can be served as a dessert, with some whipped

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Quesitos (Cheese-Filled Puff Pastry)

Recipe by Leah Hadad

<i>Quesitos</i> (Cheese-Filled Puff Pastry)

A popular Puerto Rican treat, quesitos (kay-SEE-toes) is a delightful indulgence with a cup of tea or coffee for breakfast, brunch or any time of the day, really.  So easy to make, you can whip this in no time for unexpected company or to satisfy an urgent craving. The combination of crunchy, flaky puff pastry

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Buñuelos

Recipe by Pati Jinich

<em>Buñuelos</em>

Buñuelos would be perfect for this year’s special holiday of Thanksgivukkah since they speak of nothing but celebration. Many people in Mexico make them for Chanukah as they are fried. In a lot of oil. Truly, what one has to celebrate is being lucky enough to find buñuelos stacked high at markets, fairs and street stands in Mexico or

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Gefilte Fish a la Veracruzana

Recipe by Pati Jinich

Gefilte Fish a la Veracruzana

A treasure from the kitchen of my grandmother, Bobe, who immigrated to Mexico from Poland, this fish beautifully combines traditional gefilte fish with the flavors of Mexico, borrowing a popular red sauce from the Mexican state of Veracruz. This “red” gefilte fish uses the same fish mixture as the “white,” but it is poached in

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Savory Chicken with Papaya Salsa

Recipe by Esther Deutsch

Savory Chicken with Papaya Salsa

You will make this super easy, flavorful chicken dish over and over again because the spice rub is so tasty and the salsa delicious and colorful. The chicken component surprisingly has no added fat, but comes out very moist. Submitted by Paula Shoyer

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