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Topic - Lourdes Castro
As pancake toppings go, maple syrup is swell and certainly traditional, if not particularly inspired. So, in order for you to go that extra step, we asked chefs, cookbook authors and food bloggers to come up with easy suggestions for topping a stack of hotcakes. The only rule — no maple syrup.
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A decade after Ricky Martin and Jennifer Lopez helped Latin music explode into the mainstream, Latina chefs are doing the same for food.
"Latin cooking is probably becoming more mainstream than it has been in the past," said Ms. Castro, who was born in Miami to Cuban parents. "And women in particular are being focused on more since people want to know what to do with these ingredients."
"Latin cooking is probably becoming more mainstream than it has been in the past," said Castro, who was born in Miami to Cuban parents. "And women in particular are being focused on more since people want to know what to do with these ingredients."