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AL DIA Chefs profiles Latino chefs, reviews restaurants & bars, highlights new dishes, drinks and flavors infusing Philadelphia’s cuisine and hospitality industry.

Success of Food Trucks Draws Hispanics into the Restaurant Trade

 02/01/2017 - 04:26

Over the past few years, big cities have seen a boom in the food trucks that travel around town offering their fare, a success that has inspired many Hispanic food truckers to take the next step and open traditional restaurants that offer their usual menus to diners in less of a hurry but eager to get the same quality and originality.

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How to Survive the Whipped Cream Shortage on Christmas Holidays

 12/21/2016 - 03:35
The nation is facing a whipped cream shortage this year. Photo: WIKIMEDIA/COMMONS

The Atlantic reports about an explosion at a Florida nylon factory that has left American grocery stores with a sudden Reddi-wip shortage. Though this incident will make it harder to find the popular whipped cream topping this year, it also serves as an important reminder to appreciate the vast network of people and machines that go into making the treat possible to find.

[Op-ED]: Alimenten sus memorias navideñas

 12/13/2016 - 03:57
Los barquillos son un postre tradicional de Navidad en España. Algunos lo mojan en la copa de capa. Photo: Wikipedia COMMONS

El lunes pasado hablé por teléfono con mi amiga Milagros, una inmigrante dominicana, nacionalizada estadounidense, que hace un año se mudó a Barcelona por amor.

Estas serán las segundas Navidades que Milagros pasa lejos de su familia, en Miami.  Y aunque en España tiene buenos amigos, reconoce que no será lo mismo. “En Miami comeríamos el lechón asado entero, y aquí, como somos pocos, cocinaremos solo una pata al horno”, me comentó, melancólica.


[Op-ED]: Feeding Your Christmas Memories

 12/13/2016 - 03:51
Barquillos are the traditional Christmas wafles in Spain. Photo: Wikipedia COMMONS

Last Monday I spoke on the phone with my friend Milagros, a Dominican naturalized American, who a year ago moved from Miami to Barcelona for love.

This is the second time Milagros celebrates Christmas in Spain. And although in Spain she has some good friends, a part from his boyfriend, she admits it’s not the same.
"In Miami we would eat a whole lechón asado (a suckling pig) roasted in a wood fire, while in Barcelona, as we are only 8 at the table, we will just cook a pig leg in the oven,"  she said. Her voice sounded melancholic.


Colombian Irish Christmas. Christmas memories and tastes

 12/13/2016 - 01:46
Ajiaco santafereño, Colombia

My father’s side of the family was very traditional with the foods they served during Christmas. Everyone would gather at my Aunt’s home that usually held celebrations for 40-50 people annually. 

There would be food as far as the eye can see. You always start off with the turkey and ham. There would usually be 2 to 3 sets of both meats. One or two would be for the dinner table while another would already be sliced and set in a buffet style so everyone would have their fair share.

Navidad irlandesa colombiana. Recuerdos y sabores navideños

 12/13/2016 - 01:44
Ajiaco santafereño, Colombia

El lado de la familia de mi padre fue siempre muy tradicional con la comida que servían durante la Navidad. Todos se reunían en la casa de mi tía que frecuentemente recibía a 40 o 50 personas por año.

Habría comida por donde vieras. Siempre empezabas con el pavo y el jamón, que tendrían entre 2 y 3 tandas. Una o dos se servirían en la mesa de comer y la otra se pasaría de mano en mano al mejor estilo buffet. 

Disrupting Burguers

 12/07/2016 - 03:48

Can Silicon Valley disrupt the fast-food industry? Well, for those entrepreneurs who dream to 'save the world', motivations are strong: reduce meat consumption and eliminate foods that have big environmental and social impacts, like processed food or heavy dependent on intensive agriculture.  

Get Hygge With It!

 11/21/2016 - 14:51
Hygge, which means coziness and good spirits in Danish, is a new world trend. Photo: Wiki Commons

Kill the Hipster in you. Forget about your Hipster bars, your Hipster clothes, your hipster way of life. “Hygge” ,  Danish for coziness and good spirits, has been listed as a “word of the year” by both the Collins and Oxford dictionaries – alongside Brexit and Trumpism – in the lexicographers’ annual public-relations exercise. Christmas markets, wool socks, friendly hugs. Hygge is, then, a retreat, an escape, a turning-inwards.

Descubre La Cantate Mexicana y Ganadora de los Latin Grammy Carla Morrison... Gratis

 09/29/2016 - 12:40

Carla Morrison viene a World Café Live como parte del serie de conciertos Latin Roots Live! el 4 de octubre del 2016 a las 8PM. Pero, antes que puedas oirla canturrear, puedes leer una entrevista exclusiva con la artista aquí.