What Are Your Favorite Latin American Foods and Recipes?

(Image credit: Emma Christensen)

In case you haven’t noticed yet, we’re focusing on cooking inspired by Latin America this week. From the common (burritos!) to the less well-known (Brazilian cheese puffs!) Mexico, Central America, and South America offer a huge range of rich cuisine. We’ve co-opted some of this into everyday American cooking (see: tacos) but we’re interested in learning more, too. What’s your favorite Latin American recipe or cuisine?

One of my latest loves has been paletas, the ubiquitous Mexican popsicle. The rice pudding-inspired popsicles above are a fantastic dessert for late summer, creamy and satisfying.

What about you? Have you learned or inherited especially treasured recipes or tastes from Latin America?

(Image: Faith Durand)