Tag: chiles

Cheat Sheet: The Mexican Chile

Let’s start this story with a public service announcement: It is chiles, not chilies. Chilli is the hearty bean dish from Texas and chile refers to the fruit of the plants that pertain to the capsicum family. They are the secret weapon that makes Mexican cuisine one of the greatest in the world. They add […]

Red Chile Tortillas

Make these pretty, orange-colored tortillas that are made with red chile sauce in honor of Día de Los Muertos.

Rice, rice and more rice!

Rice is the most widely consumed food in the world. After corn, it is the most produced cereal grain globally, and prepared by one third of the planet’s population on a regular basis. It is the foundational ingredient in culinary cultures from South America to the Far East, and has undergone as many adaptations as […]

These Four Ingredients Are the Building Blocks of Peruvian Cuisine

Peruvian food is regarded as one of the most sophisticated cuisines in South America. Its food is a mix of indigenous influences from the Incas and cuisines brought from European and Asian migrations. This includes natively grown cereals, grains, herbs, and root vegetables cultivated in the Andes. Peruvian food has been a favorite for many, but […]

The Definitive Guide to Bottled Hot Sauces

Bottled hot sauce has the power to add a little bit of a Latin kick to any dish on the planet. (Reminder: The first chile was domesticated in Mexico or northern Central America at least 6,000 years ago from the wild bird pepper).  They are here to rescue you from everything from bland eggs to […]