An Introduction To Latin American Cuisine History

February, 2020 · By analytics Leave Comment

The term Latino refers to a native or inhabitant of Latin America or a person of Latin American origin living in the United States. This Latin American culture is a combination of Spanish cuisine and traditional ingredients with later European influences of Germany, Italy, France and the Middle East. But to find a truly unique infusion of the flavor of Latin American, we have to look to South America including Bolivia, Columbia, Chile, Argentina and Brazil where the food is not one unified cuisine, but a mix of many different cultures. The long coastline of Chile along with the fertile farmlands of Argentina make for a unique blend of flavors and foods ranging from grilled meats or parrilla from grass fed beef cattle to flavorful fish stews and Chilean Sea Bass.

pan seared chilean sea bass

From the superb seafood choices and grilled meats of Argentina to the lush fruits and vegetables of the Brazilian Rainforest, this area is a melting pot for the infusion of cultures that make up the tastes of Latin America. A popular snack in Latin American cuisine, anempanada (pastelin Brazilian Portuguese andsalteñain Bolivia) is a baked or fried bread or pastry which is stuffed with meat, cheese, huitlacoche (“corn smut”, a delicacy in Mexico), vegetables or fruits, among other fillings.

Latin American food has become a popular trend for those looking to experience the exotic cuisine of our neighbors to the south. As a result of that growth, a burst of not only Mexican food, but also Central and South American cuisine sprang onto the culinary scene.

Our menu represents a delicious mix of food from our many cultures. We promise you fresh ingredients; hand-crafted cooking and Abuela’s (granny’s) lifelong recipes that will allow you to savor our Latin American Culture with every bite that you take. We use local, in-season, readily available ingredients in our restaurant and kitchen. All of our glorious foods are prepared from time-honored family recipes and served with the true warmth and hospitality we’ve come to associate with Latin Culture. We welcome you all as guests and as family of our beloved heritage.

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