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Latin Caribbean Food Basics

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Caribbean cuisine is a substantially diverse subject. The food is an incredible blending of tropical flavors and multicultural influences refined over centuries. It may sound complicated, but once you have the basics it’s quite simple. Here, on the Latin Caribbean site, the focus is on the Latin influenced Spanish speaking islands of Puerto Rico, Cuba, and the Dominican Republic. There's something for every setting and occasion.
  1. Introduction to Latin Caribbean Food
  2. Latin Caribbean Ingredients
  3. Holiday and Special Occasions Menus
  4. Latin Cooking Videos
  5. Step-by-Step Illustrated Recipes

Introduction to Latin Caribbean Food

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Learn about the origins of Latin Caribbean food from the Spanish speaking islands of Puerto Rico, Cuba, and the Dominican Republic.

Latin Caribbean Ingredients

Ingredients for making sofrito

Definitions, explanations, and pronunciations for ingredients, foods, and techniques used in Latin Caribbean cooking.

Holiday and Special Occasions Menus

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Holidays, carnival, and special occasions are cause for family and friends to gather around the table to celebrate. It would be impossible to list all the holidays and carnival celebrations in the Caribbean, but here are some menu and recipe ideas good for any fiesta.

Latin Cooking Videos

Cooking is a visual experience. When you're unfamiliar with a cuisine and its ingredients, it's nice to have someone demonstrate how everything comes together and what the final dish is supposed to look like.

Step-by-Step Illustrated Recipes

The majority of recipes on this site are text-based, and in most cases that's all you'll need. However, these step-by-step illustrated guides show you techniques and how to prepare recipes.

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