Tag: cuisine

Cinco de Mayo culinary traditions in the U.S. (Op-Ed)

Cinco de Mayo culinary traditions in the U.S. (Op-Ed)

Cinco de Mayo, the fifth of May, is celebrated with zest and flavor across the United States, even by those that do not hold a cultural, ethnic, or national connection to the holiday. While often associated with festive gatherings and culinary indulgence, the holiday holds deeper historical significance. Originating in Mexico to commemorate the Battle […]

Food: A Window into Other Cultures

Food: A Window into Other Cultures

While it may be hard to catch a flight to Morocco and China to experience their culture, food allows us to experience a snippet of each country’s culture with significantly less money. And while the U.S. may not have a lot to brag about, food diversity does appear to be one of its raging pros. Americans seem to take for granted the amount of traveling one can do with just a few minutes of driving. The fact that one can still experience Asia’s finesse with the use of chopsticks and the savoring of Sake, or that one can be a victim of India’s spice infatuation with just a walk down the block, or receive some of Puerto Rico’s warmth with some of their mondongo from down the street, it all emphasizes the effect the food market has created in terms of cultural unity.

National Dishes are a Reflection of the Past and Poor

National Dishes are a Reflection of the Past and Poor

The national dishes of countries are as diverse as the cultures themselves. However, one commonality between the cuisines most countries are famous for is that they are more often than not, the cuisine of regular people. National dishes and famous meals from different countries are usually something that is enjoyed by everyone; recipes born from the childhoods of that culture.

Why Peruvian Food Deserves More Credit

Italian food, American Food, Mexican Food, and Chinese Food. These are the types of food that you always hear people talking about. These are the types of food that you see hundreds of restaurants have. But, what about Peruvian food? Growing up in a Peruvian household, and being able to go to Peru every summer, Peruvian food is what keeps me going.

Ukrainian War Hits the New Yorkers Close to Home

Ukrainian War Hits the New Yorkers Close to Home

It’s almost two weeks since the war in Ukraine began, and it doesn’t look like it’s ending anytime soon. Reservations in Russian restaurants have decreased because people did not want to support Russian cuisine. Sveta, one of the restaurants that serves Russian meals, receives negative emails about the war. The owner thought it would be a good idea to use a more recognizable name.

Calle Ocho NYC: Latin Staple in the Upper West Side

Calle Ocho NYC: Latin Staple in the Upper West Side

Despite facing hell and high water during the pandemic, the Upper West Side’s favorite restaurant was able to relocate and keep their doors open to the public. Pan-Latino restaurant Calle Ocho has long been a favorite for brunch, bottomless sangria, cocktails, and a variety of delectable specialty plates influenced by Cuban and other Latin influences. It is widely regarded as one of the finest restaurants on Manhattan’s Upper West Side.

Be the First to Experience Babalu This Thursday, January 19

Be the First to Experience Babalu This Thursday, January 19

The grand opening of Babalu, the hot new Latin restaurant from Barrio Foods located at 3233 East Tremont Avenue in the Bronx, arrives this week on Thursday, January 19. Babalu brings together the food, music and glamour of Latin America. Its delicious menu, designed by Celebrity Chef Alex Garcia, showcases the best dishes of every […]

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