May: Time to Celebrate the Latest Culinary Trend

April 21, 2009

MIAMI, April 21 /PRNewswire/ — Salsa and hot sauce sales surpass ketchup. Tortillas enable the popular “wrap” sandwich. And avocados, mangos and cilantro can now be found in virtually every produce department. With its prevalence in restaurants, housewares departments and now grocery stores, Latino cooking is the latest trend on the culinary scene.

May is the ideal time to explore Latin cooking with both Mother’s Day and Cinco de Mayo, a holiday that commemorates the Mexican victory over the French in 1862, not Mexican Independence Day, as often thought.

The colossal impact of Hispanic culture also makes Mother’s Day (May 10, 2009) an even more important holiday than ever before. In Hispanic cultures, Mama is the energy behind the family, and cooking for her family, is the energy behind Mama!

The emergence of Hispanics as the largest minority group in the U.S., and its consequent culinary imprint is impacting what’s available in kitchen stores, on restaurant menus, and on dinner tables across the U.S. with the same popular progression as the cuisines of Italians, Asians, and Middle-Easterners, did previously.

For a special Mother’s Day or Cinco de Mayo gift to your Mom, motherly figure or favorite foodie, consider authentic Latin cookware and celebrate the latest cooking trend.

Favorite Latin Cookware Categories

  • A caldero is comparable to a Dutch oven in its versatility. It is preferred for cooking traditional rice dishes and stews.
  • A comal is a cast iron or cast aluminum rounded griddle that is used to cook tortillas, pancakes and to fry steak and other food.
  • Tamalera or Stock pots are mainly used to make tamales. Traditionally, tamales are made almost exclusively during the Christmas holiday season.

For authentic Latino recipes and cooking ideas, visit http://www.IMUSAUSA.com.

The IMUSA Culinary All-Star Team features recipes from Food Network star and cookbook author, George Duran, a native of Venezuela. Cookbook authors Elsie Ramos and Ana Quincoces Rodriguez are also featured on the site. Ramos was a finalist on Fox’s “Hell’s Kitchen” series and is the author of “Elsie’s Turkey Tacos and Arroz con Pollo.” Rodriguez is the author of “Cuban Chicks Can Cook,” and “Sabor! A Passion for Cuban Cuisine.”

IMUSA housewares products are authentic, marrying the traditional Latino values of great home cooking with modern culinary aspirations.


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