How To Build the Perfect Panini

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The term panini originated in Italy—panino simply means a sandwich made from bread (anything but sliced bread). The bread is cut horizontally and filled with deli ingredients such as meats, cheese and vegetables. These are different from…
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Tamales Cooked in a Clay Pot

Many of us have fond memories of a tamalada (where family and friends participate in the fun, although labor-intensive process of preparing and assembling tamales.) Now imagine combining the flavor, essence, and cultural heritage of tamales with…
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International Picnic Day Ideas

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Editor’s Note: Today is International Picnic Day. Time to take fabulous food into the great outdoors! It’s that time of the year when the warm weather calls for spending the day outdoors. This includes dining, and there is no reason…
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Quesadilla de Camaron Borrachito

Chef Silvana Salcido is a baker’s daughter and has been feeding people her entire life. At Barrio Café in Phoenix, AZ, she takes inspiration from regional dishes from places like Oaxaca, the Yucatan and Baja California. She then uses French…
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Frugal Foodie: Grilled Cheese with Cotija, Ham & Mushrooms

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Editor’s Note: Ericka Sanchez has been named one of babble’s Top 100 Mom Food Blogs of 2013. ¡Felicidades Ericka!  There is a saying that goes: Food is essential to life; therefore, make it good! As a mom and someone who cooks…
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Jose Mendin's Medianoche

Mamiverse is delighted to share another great recipe from Chef Jose Mendin and Smithfield’s, featured at the South Beach Wine & Food Festival last month. This classic medianoche sandwich was contemporized by Chef Mendin by using pork…
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Torta Mexicana: That Other Quiche

In some ways this Torta Mexicana resembles quiche; it’s in a crust and combines egg, vegetables and meat. However, that’s where the similarities end. Flour tortillas form the crust and the roasted peppers & chorizo give it a texture…
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Springtime Cooking: Pico en Taco Recipe

Editor’s Note: Let’s take a breather/break from the Wintertime mode of cooking for a sneak preview/reminder of the cooler dishes coming our way in Spring (I think we could all use that right about now.)  To help us do just that,…

Beef Salpicón Tostadas Recipe

Editor’s Note: Mamiverse is proud to showcase the talents of Julianna Glassanos, a promising Latina Student Chef at the Culinary Institute of America/San Antonio. Enjoy her delicious recipe and join us in saluting all the young chefs following…