Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Covering a region that includes South and Central America, Mexico and the Caribbean, Latin America is expansive and diverse, but one thing is for certain — its food is robust, flavorful and always inventive. Recipes and techniques vary from region to region, but there are popular dishes on almost every Latin American dinner table — tamales, arroz con pollo, plantanos and salsas. And you can never go wrong with an excellent taco, right? Thinking of spicing things up for your next Taco Tuesday dinner? We got you covered with these great reads from cloudLibrary and hoopla:

But Latin American cusine is more than just a plate full of excellent tacos, tamales, chilaquiles or pupusas. It's about love, passion, culture and tradition. Latin American cuisine embodies the traditions of its many peoples and their ancestors. Like, have you ever traveled to Mexico and eaten "Tacos de Canasta" (literally basket tacos)? The passion and time that goes into making such a simple taco exemplifies the deeply rooted tradition of taco art. And of course, Texas has its very own PBS show dedicated to the "Tacos of Texas." This series concentrates on the different regions of Texas and highlights the most popular tacos in Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, Austin, Corpus Christi and the Rio Grande Valley. You can watch each episode (about 10 min per episode) for free here: The Tacos of Texas 

Here are some recipes that you may find useful if you are in the mood for Latinx comida that is something other than tacos:

Enjoy!