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Black Velvet
December 16, 2012 – 3:09 pm | 17 Comments

Childhood memories are vivid, almost indescribable in their detail, and impossible to forget. A Christmas memory I have is that of a black velvet dress  a family friend gave to me for my seventh Christmas.
The …

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Making Tortillas, Passing on Cultura
September 13, 2012 – 8:36 am | 6 Comments
Making Tortillas, Passing on Cultura

I was walking into the grocery for a quick stop when I whipped myself around so fast, I am lucky I didn’t trip on the work tacones.
“Cubanos!” I basically yelled at the two men who …

Avocados from Mexico for a Salvadoran Sandwich
July 17, 2012 – 9:47 am | One Comment
Avocados from Mexico for a Salvadoran Sandwich

By Tracy López
Growing up during the 1980′s I don’t think I knew what an avocado was, and I never saw one in our gringo household. As I got older, I knew them in the …

When Spices Fly: A Cooking Mission
June 25, 2012 – 6:53 am | 9 Comments
When Spices Fly: A Cooking Mission

By Briana Alfaro
When I first moved back to San Diego last year, my dad shared his early memories of life in Mexico, on el rancho. His family grew their own vegetables, raised animals for food and foraged …

Capirotada: Mexican Bread Pudding with Cheese
April 23, 2012 – 5:49 pm | One Comment

Capirotada Recipe Video

 
How does bread pudding with cheese sound?
Different, right?
Pero delicious, and you know it, if you’ve ever eaten Mexican Capirotada, an amazing bread pudding with cheese, nuts, conchas (or pan dulce), shredded coconut and …

Virtual Thanksgiving. A Comer Together.
November 22, 2011 – 9:14 am | No Comment
Virtual Thanksgiving. A Comer Together.

Let’s Have Thanksgiving Together
Dear Amigos,
Consider this your Evite to a Virtual Thanksgiving Celebration.
Join us Thanksgiving Day on the Tiki Tiki Facebook Fan Page for a pachanga with the pavo, la comida and la familia.
We are …

Introduction to Thanksgiving for the Non-American
November 21, 2011 – 1:00 am | 66 Comments
Introduction to Thanksgiving for the Non-American

Our First American Thanksgiving
It was yet another bewildering holiday in America for all of us, my newly citizened family of eight in the late 1960′s. We were all in the kitchen, assembling the ingredients that …

Empanadas: The Global Fried Pie
November 9, 2011 – 1:00 am | 13 Comments
Empanadas: The Global Fried Pie

I am declaring it, right here, right now:
The Future is Fried Pies.
Fried pies sold in rolling trucks, fried pies sold in cute little cafes, fried pies served as dessert in chichi restaurants.
It is the next …

Dominican Food: Hearty, Delicious Recipes
October 31, 2011 – 1:00 am | 11 Comments
Dominican Food: Hearty, Delicious Recipes

Ed. note: The Tiki Tiki asked Clara, the genius behind the Dominican cooking site, Aunt Clara’s Kitchen,  to share some favorite recipes from the Dominican Republic.
To learn more about the typical creole cooking, the …

The New Southern-Latino Table – Recipes, Y’all
October 3, 2011 – 9:52 am | 3 Comments
The New Southern-Latino Table – Recipes, Y’all

“The New Southern-Latino Table: Recipes that Bring Together the Bold and Beloved Flavors of Latin America and the American South” by Sandra A. Gutierrez describes the melding of traditional foods from Latin American and American South. 150 original recipes.

Mojitos by the Pitcher
August 28, 2011 – 5:48 pm | 15 Comments
Mojitos by the Pitcher

At this week’s potluck with the neighbors — where we discuss things such as new baby names, Google+ vs Facebook and dogs that eat underwear — a friend joyfully told me she had purchased a …