Latin Cooking Remixed with Angie Martinez

Radio/TV Personality Angie Martinez & Top Chef star Angelo Sosa recently authored a book that provides traditional and neo-Latino comfort food recipes, albeit with a healthy twist. Other deeply rooted culinary ethnicities are taking a second (and third!) look at traditional foods and creating them today with better, cleaner ingredients. Martinez updated her recipes by making logical changes, brown rice for white (go quinoa if you can), baking instead of frying and using organic when possible.

The idea of healthy Latin cooking, though not new, is given a rebirth and spotlight by Martinez and Sosa. Wine too is not a new conversation within traditionally non-wine drinking cultures but is gaining steam, and doing it fast. The number of glasses of wine consumed by Hispanics for example climbed by nearly 46% between 2005 and 2011, according to a study by consumer research firm Experian Simmons. Though not an ‘ethnicity’, Millennials account for about 25-30% of the population that drinks wine at least 1x a week.

Prepare your favorite recipe this week, but try it a little healthier and pair it with something that also breaks the rules – like a Super Tuscan or a solid Tempranillo like Bodegas Muga Reserva 2010, Spain $29

Try this Reciepe: Arroz Con Pollo sin Arroz con Quinoa