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Forget cocoa, meet cupuaçu, a brand new contender in the arena of chocolate substitutes.
Latinolife’s Latina Cook basks in the glory of a full Colombian Breakfast
Compiled by the food enthusiasts behind this weekend's ComidaFest, here is a tasting journey through the most popular and delicious culinary goodies of Latin American cuisine, from awsome Arepas to yummy Churros, a delicious Churrasco, Tamales and Empanadas, If you feel your mouth watering pop down to Riverside on the South Bank this weekend where you'll find snacks from Mexico to Patagonia at London's first free Latin American Street Food Festival.
The world seems to have gone avocado mad. This delicious, healthy fast-food is no longer Latin America’s best kept secret. In the UK alone avocado sales have soared to an astounding £142 million in past year. Petitions have apparently been started to introduce an avocado emoji on the iphone and recent statistics revealed that British shoppers are spending £9 million more on avocados than on oranges. In the light of the nation’s obsession, we decided we’d give you a list of the best places to find yourself the classic avocado dish, that gorgeous green guacamole. Enjoy!
Here at Latinolife, we can't get enough of Chili Sauce. We put it on EVERYTHING, whether it's tacos and tortilla's or good old English Shepherd's Pie. Here is a list of our Favourite chili sauces
Yes, it’s amazing, Latin American cuisine has even taken over Chelsea, as I recently discovered when I stumbled upon Duke of York Square one Saturday morning flush with Latin food stalls. My favourite was the Rainforest stall, which sold fresh Amazon products. My friend and I bought Colombian coconuts, the perfect post work-out drink; one cup gives you over 10% of your recommended daily amount of potassium, which is lost through sweat. I also loved Maracujá, the Brazilian stall, and Panka which had healthy Peruvian food, including gluten free salads, as well as more meaty stuff. The visit inspired me to explore more of London’s Latin food stalls, a journey that took me to PUMP street food market in Shoreditch, which hosts the excellent Brazilian Sampa. I got so lost in their truffle tapioca chips with an aioli sauce that I was only distracted from digging into a third portion by the perfect Argentine alfajores at Los Pibes, Where next? Camden Market of course! After which I compiled a list of my most divine gastronomic encounters…
Great ancient civilizations were built on them, so no wonder Latin America supplies most of the world’s many super-foods – products extremely high in nutritious value – now flooding into UK health stores. Most hail from the Amazon region, the eponymous forest that spreads across Brazil, (60%), Peru (13%), Colombia (10%,) as far as Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia, Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana. Some ingredients have not found their way here yet and others are still being discovered, but many you can find in your local Whole Foods and Holland & Barrett or online. Here are a few you need to be incorporating into your diet.
Jamon, Jamón...so important that it has to be said twice. As one famous non-Spaniard once said...it's not a matter of life and death, it's much more important than that. So here are some essential things to know about Spain's most famous delicacy...
Being a resolutely happy spirit with only positive effects, the sure way to Latin-up your Christmas Party this year is with some exotic tequila cocktails, courtesy of our friends at Peyote.