The Different Types of Latin American Cooking

Travel with Your Tastebuds

If you want to travel somewhere, you usually book a plane ticket, snag a hotel, and draw up an itinerary. Of course, there is another way to travel without even leaving your home: cooking. Though a country’s cuisine varies by location, certain food staples can help you create delicious meals that transport your tastebuds to countries far and wide.  

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Most Latin American cuisine is influenced by its European, West African, and Native American traditions, creating staple ingredients like corn, rice, plantain, yams, beans, and a variety of meats. In fact, many Latin American meals will involve at least one of these ingredients. If you really want to cook like a Latin American local, adding our flavorful, mouthwatering RawSpiceBar Sazón Blend to the mix will do just that.

Siblings, Not Twins

Though many Latin American dishes utilize the same staple ingredients, they are far from being identical. This is thanks to the fusion of locals and travelers blending native and foreign cuisine to create something totally new.

Caribbean cuisine is a fusion of Amerindian, African, and European dishes that heavily use fish, rice, peas, and coconut. Central American cuisine, on the other hand, is a fusion of Spanish, Caribbean, and indigenous dishes involving fruits, corn, coconut, and seafood. Central American cuisine boasts a fusion of Mesoamerican cooking with Spanish cooking, creating a menu of corn, beans, and chili peppers. It’s safe to say that these staple ingredients can put “versatile” on their resumé!

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