It’s Tamale Season – Unwrap a Holiday Tradition

It’s Tamale Season – Unwrap a Holiday Tradition

(Featured Photo Credit: El Palacio Mexican Restaurant) By Isabel Byfield Tamales are synonymous with holiday celebration in Hispanic cultures. Maybe it’s because tamales are labor intensive and require hours of seasoning, crafting and cooking. They’re usually reserved for special occasions,

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For Thanksgiving this Year, Let Someone Else do the Cooking!

For Thanksgiving this Year, Let Someone Else do the Cooking!

(Featured Photo provided by the Omni Montelucia) By Isabel Byfield Thanksgiving is a time to celebrate at the comfort of home with family and close friends. Cooking is one of those special Thanksgiving rituals that families enjoy, but it can be

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Phoenix Pizza Fest to Delight Food Lovers in the Valley Sat., Nov. 19th

Phoenix Pizza Fest to Delight Food Lovers in the Valley Sat., Nov. 19th

By: Samantha Collins Ah, pizza. The world’s most perfect food group. For the pizza lovers out there (and who isn’t, really?), the time has come for you to enjoy the best day ever with the best food ever. Fifteen pizza

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The Paleo Taco: Three Healthy Alternatives to the Mexican Favorite

The Paleo Taco: Three Healthy Alternatives to the Mexican Favorite

By: Isabel Byfield Mexican food is famous worldwide for its flavorful palate, thanks to traditional spices, fragrant herbs and savory chiles that abound in Mexican cuisine. Most of these flavor-enhancing spices have added health benefits, like increasing metabolic rate. In

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Pupusas, Chiles and Chocolates: Fall Food Festivals You Won’t Want to Miss

Pupusas, Chiles and Chocolates: Fall Food Festivals You Won’t Want to Miss

(Featured Photo: Desert Botanical Gardens) By Isabel Byfield The local food scene in Phoenix is growing by leaps and bounds – from new restaurants opening everyday, to blooming farmer’s markets and specialized food festivals, Phoenix is giving foodies a lot

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Alma Café Has Your Christmas Tamale Cravings Covered

Alma Café Has Your Christmas Tamale Cravings Covered

(Christmas Tamales at Alma Café, Featured Photo by Isabel Byfield) By: Isabel Byfield The heart is the first to feel when food is made with love – and that might be Alma’s secret ingredient. Opened this past summer, Alma Café

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Conoce el Simbolismo Detrás de las Tradiciones del Día de los Muertos

Conoce el Simbolismo Detrás de las Tradiciones del Día de los Muertos

(Day of the Dead ornaments, Mexico City airport, Photo Credit: Paul Simpson/Flickr Creative Commons) Día de los Muertos ha ganado popularidad en los últimos años, especialmente en el mundo de la moda y de la cultura pop, ¿pero conoces el

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Go ‘Beyond the Taco’ at These Must Visit Latin Restaurants

Go ‘Beyond the Taco’ at These Must Visit Latin Restaurants

(Featured Photo: Toro Latin Restaurant & Rum Bar’s Shrimp Ceviche/Facebook Photo) By Isabel Byfield We all adore tacos, there is no doubt about that; but Latin food goes way beyond the tortillas and carne asada that we all love. UNESCO

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Celebrate National Pupusa Day with the Official Arizona Pupusas Festival Nov. 13th

Celebrate National Pupusa Day with the Official Arizona Pupusas Festival Nov. 13th

By: Cindy G. Castillo Pupusas are the national food of El Salvador; so popular in fact, that the second Sunday of every November the Salvadorian government has declared as the National Day of the Pupusa. This year, the Valley is

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Brunch Por Favor: Mexican Food Takes Over the American Brunch

Brunch Por Favor: Mexican Food Takes Over the American Brunch

By: Isabel Byfield The word Brunch appeared in a printed publication in 1896 when writer Guy Beringer described the meal between breakfast and lunch as “by eliminating the need to get up early on Sunday, brunch would make life brighter…

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