Los Baked Beans and Latino Magazines
From the Washington Post, an interesting story revealing of cultural habits that die hard. A food pantry full of cans was gathering dust. Social workers finally brought in a Colombian health consultant who figured it out: the Latino clients weren’t keen on cooking with canned comida.
So, the pantry got a chef to come in and offer lessons in canned food culinary.
What’s everybody’s word for beans, for corn? (chef Javier) Quiroga asks, and a variety of names are called out — frijoles, habichuelas, ejotes for beans, elote, choclo, maíz, mazorca for corn.
He holds up a can of, um — he searches for the word — a can of “los baked beans.” “Do you know these, do you like them?” he asks.
The audience is silent. It is the silence of polite revulsion.
In Miami this week, 250 beautiful people got together to celebrate the launch of a Latin-focused magazine called TARGET STYLE, published by the same folks who print HISPANIC TARGET. (No affiliation with the mass retailer).
On the style magazine’s first cover is actress, Laura Ferretti, dressed as Wonder Woman. Among the fabulousnessness present: writer Indira Paez, Mega News Host, Maria Regina Bustamante, and Al Fuentes “El Africano” of El Zol -FM 97.3.
Here are a couple of other Latino-centric magazines you may be interested in:
Whom are we missing?