Naturally when I celebrate this holiday I think of the food. My heritage, past and future all tie into plates, dishes and steamy bowls of wonderful comida cooked by my grandparents, mother and family. Food is an extension of culture, an extension of a family’s love passed from one generation to another. A memory captured on a fork, a smell that instantly transports you to your childhood or a taste that reminds you of a special time, day or place.
Today I asked my fellow Latina Bloggers how they strive to share their culture with their readers, how they celebrate their past, share their passion and enrich our lives with wonderful plates.
Ericka from Nibbles and Feasts ~ For me to be a Mexican-Born American means that I have a tremendous history behind me. It enables me to offer my blog readers recipes associated with colorful stories, full of vivid memories of my childhood while growing up in Mexico one day and a story and recipe that reflects my current life in the United States another day. As a bi-cultural, bilingual American, it gives me great pride to be part of the wonderful mixture of the many nationalities, backgrounds and cultures that make up this country. The richness of my heritage has made me the person that I am today. Ericka celebrates with Mole Negro
Yvette from Muy Bueno Cookbook ~ On our Muy Bueno Cookbook blog and new Muy Bueno published cookbook we strive to preserve favorite family recipes and stories about our childhood. I would say the recipe that represents what we strive to share with our readers is our recipe for Pumpkin Empanadas. In our blog we have a simple pumpkin-filling recipe but in our printed cookbook we have the good ol’ fashioned recipe our grandma used to make. It’s a recipe we continue to make for our children in an effort to preserve our rich heritage. Yvette celebrates with Pumpkin Empanadas
Morena from Peru Delights ~ Peru’s culinary heritage, and Latin food as a whole, is a melting pot of cultures and traditions, bringing together the best of each world into one pan. Something as European as a Creme Caramel or Flan, becomes a regional dessert in Latin America, and with added local local ingredients such as dulce de leche in Argentina, or quinoa in Peru, can be turned into gold. Morena celebrates with Apple and quinoa flan
Nicole from Presley’s Pantry ~ I strive to share my heritage by showcasing the many customs of my beautiful culture. Whether it be through traditional food, song or fashion. I have always taken pride in my ancestry through it’s art forms and wear them proud on my sleeve. Nicole celebrates with Picadillo
Eva from Tech.Food.Life ~ I strive to share recipes that are passed from generation to generation. Every time I share one of my recipes it’s like sharing a little bit of of my heritage with my readers. The recipes need to be simple and are made with lots of love. Eva celebrates with Caldo de Pollo
Leslie from La Cocina de Leslie ~ I like to think of my blog as a love letter to my Mexican heritage. Having been raised by my Mexican grandparents, I was constantly reminded of the importance of embracing and taking pride in our culture, whether it be through our food, language, and/or celebrating traditions like the Christmas Posadas, Cuaresma (Lent), and more recently Día de Reyes and Día de la Candelaria. Sharing the recipes that were passed down to me by my grandparents and suegra, like my abuelita’s Tamales de Puerco or my suegra’s Pozolillo Rojo, is one way of making sure that those same traditions are passed down to future generations. Leslie celebrates with Tamales de Puerco
Thank you Ladies for sharing your passion with us.
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