WATCH: A Gringuito Who Makes Cuban Cafecito

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Being in a bicultural relationship myself, I love videos like this that show other Anglos trying to “be Latino”.  This Anglo in particular is showing off his skills by making a Cuban Cafecito, which reminds me of the first time I made Mexican Pastel de Tres Leches for my mother-in-law and she had to show […]

Familia Eats: Homemade Flour Tortillas

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  Homemade Flour Tortillas (Mexican style) A classic staple in many Latino households, tortillas are a more than a tasty side, they’re also a great utensil for scooping mouthfuls of your favorite foods!  Whether you’re snacking on chorizo, waking up to a steaming plate of papa con huevo or making a taco with some left […]

Tocabe’s Osage-Inspired Frybread Tacos

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©  Sweet Life Tocabe’s Osage-Inspired Frybread Tacos Created out of necessity, frybread is a food that represents both perseverance and pain in American Indian history.  Working with the little available in a changing environment, First Americans developed a recipe that has been proudly passed on from generation to generation.  Learn more. A quick bread, frybread often accompanies a meal, […]

Celebrating Dia de Los Muertos: Fried Chicken with Peanut Sauce

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Familia Eats: Gelatina Tricolor

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In honor of today being Mexican Independence Day and the second day of Hispanic Heritage Month, I have a special treat to share with you today…Gelatina Tricolor. Gelatina Tricolor, also known as Gelatina de Mosaico, is a very popular dessert in Mexico.  It’s even served in place of ice cream at birthday parties. During the […]

Familia Eats: Ancho Chile Bean Pasta Sauce

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Familia Eats: Agua Fresca de Frutas

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  Agua Frescas are a very popular beverage here in Mexico.  They are traditionally served with the midday meal, which is our biggest and most important meal of the day, but they can also be served with dinner.  They are much better for you than sodas or those powdered mix drinks, because they are made […]

Ramadan con Piñatas y Churros

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Ramadan con Piñatas y Churros Disclaimers: This post is multilingual, mostly Spanish and English but it does have some basic Arabic/Islamic terms sprinkled in as well. Spanish is italicized then translated. Arabic/Islamic terms are translated in parenthesis. English…well my broken American incorrect grammatical English should be able to be understood. ;) Greetings! Hey everyone, saludos […]

Memories From My Dominican Kitchen

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  As a Dominican who grew up practically living in the kitchen, I can produce thousands of memories that have a special smell, color and dish to go along with them. A meal, and the ritual of preparing it, that means so much more than a simple fact. I can say without a doubt that […]

You Want Me To Eat What?!

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  When I was growing up my parents always encouraged me to try everything.  They never forced me to eat anything but I was always expected to be polite if I didn’t like something.  For much of my life this was no problem, as I rarely encountered things I didn’t care for, except for cow […]

“Ramadan Nights”: Cookbook Review & {Giveaway}

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Ramadan Nights Cookbook One of Multicultural Familia’s contributors just happens to be an amazing chef! Amanda Mouttaki (MarocMama.com) is best known for exploring Moroccan cuisine through recipes passed down from her husband’s family. Amanda’s food explorations bridge many other cultures as well and the recipes she creates and reinvents show her passion for food and […]

Traditional Bean Pie Recipe & History

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Tradition Bean Pie Recipe & History Bean Pie, My Brother? That’s what you’re likely to be asked by a clean cut, bow-tie-wearing African American man in the intersection of some major city. That, or you’re asked to buy a copy of “The Final Call,” the official newspaper of the Nation of Islam. The bean pie […]