La cocina. The kitchen. The heart of every Latino family home where dishes from our various cultural legacies come alive and get passed on to the next generation. Some recipes remain unchanged and others undergo a fusion with other cultures and perhaps an infusion of a new ingredient; perhaps a new twist on an old favorite.
I vividly remember Sunday soups simmering on the stove brimming with vegetables, meat, and savory broth and boisterous family tamaladas where an army of aunts, uncles, brothers, sisters, grandparents and cousins all took turns with the shucks, the masa, and the meat.
Hispanic Heritage Month. A perfect opportunity to remember, to cook, and to taste. Let us know here at Mamiverse Food. What are your favorite family food memories? We would love to hear from you.
Meantime, here are recipes and recollections from some of our contributors, including one from me, that might stir a delicious memory from the past or perhaps bubble its way into your recipe collection.
Here’s to Hispanic Heritage Month.