TIP OF THE DAY: Serve A Guacamole Trio

[1] Serve three different guacamole “flavors” at once (photo © Avocados From Mexico). [2] How about chunky guacamole? Make different textures and let guests decide (photo © Calvo Growers). [3] Chunky guacamole (photo © Calvo Growers). [4] Guacamole “bites” in cherry tomatoes (photo © FronteraFiesta.com). [5] Fusion food: guacamole with tuna sashimi cubes (photo ©…
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CINCO DE MAYO: Mexican Chicken & Rice Soup Recipe

Soup for Cinco de Mayo. Photo courtesy Dole.   You could whip up some tortilla soup for Cinco de Mayo. Or, try this Mexican Chicken & Rice Soup. There are dozens of “Mexican-style” Chicken Soup recipes out there. This one is tasty and easy to make. Don’t omit the lime or the cilantro; both provide…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Try A Very Different Margarita Recipe

Some chefs are inspired to go beyond classic recipes and create their own unusual take on a dish—or a drink. Chef Julio Medina, who has an empire* of refined Latin cuisine restaurants in New York City, likes to create special menus, including specialty Margaritas, for each location. His latest creation, for Toloache, is an homage…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Tequila Shots For Cinco De Mayo or July 4th, July 4th & Bastille Day

Margarita mix is the best-selling cocktail mix in America. It’s easy to celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a Margarita. But this year, how about a more authentic Mexican drink: Bandera Tequila Shots. “Bandera” means flag in Spanish; the drink comprises three shots in the colors of the Mexican flag: green, white and red. You can…
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CINCO DE MAYO: Cocktail Recipes

You’ve got two days to prepare for Cinco de Mayo, so study these cocktail options: Recipe Menu 1: The Blazin’ Shooter, Firecracker, Prickly Margarita, Rockin’ Paloma and Tequila Sunset from Cabo Wabo Tequila Recipe Menu 2: Batanga Cocktail, Cactus Kicker, Golden Coa Cocktail, Orange Agave Cocktail, Spicy Cosmo and Spicy Piña Cocktail from El Jimador…
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