Healthy Shrimp Etouffee con Sofrito

As a way of decompressing and getting my mind off of a lot things, I’ve taken up a lot of …

The 2020 Mapa de las Lenguas Book List

The twelve titles selected for the 2020 Mapa de las Lenguas [Map of Languages] list represent 21 Spanish-speaking countries. The …

The Lit & Luz Book Club

I recently got an email from the Chicago-base organization behind the annual Lit & Luz Festival of Language, Literature, and …

The Lucky Ones by Julianne Pachico

While her parents are away, a teenager finds herself home alone, with the household staff mysteriously gone, no phone connection, …

The Book of Emma Reyes by Emma Reyes

This astonishing memoir was hailed as an instant classic when first published in Colombia in 2012, nearly a decade after …

Did Goya Go Organic?

After over a decade of hoping that some of my beloved food brands would offer better for you, low sodium …

#FridayReads: The Leavers by Lisa Ko

The Leavers by Lisa Ko  Book description: “The Leavers is courageous, sensitive, and perfectly of this moment.” —Barbara Kingsolver   An …

Library Apps for Book Lovers

Slowly, over the past decade, I have come over to the dark side and became a reader of eBooks. It …

#FridayReads: Things We Lost in the Fire: Stories by Mariana Enriquez

Things We Lost in the Fire: Stories by Mariana Enriquez  Book description:  An arresting collection of short stories, reminiscent of …

#FridayReads: I Got This: To Gold and Beyond by Laurie Hernandez

I Got This: To Gold and Beyond by Laurie Hernandez I am SO excited to announce my first book “I …

#FridayReads: The Gringo Champion by Aura Xilonen

The Gringo Champion by Aura Xilonen  Book description: Liborio has to leave Mexico, a land that has taught him little …

#FridayReads: Glaxo by Hernan Ronsino

Glaxo by Hernan Ronsino  Book description: Glaxo is a chilling novel of betrayal, romance, and murder, from a major Latin …