Comida latina is a journey through the rich diversity of Latin American cuisines & cultures. Comida latina is about cooking with ties to family traditions, the Spanish language, and the collective use of corn. Comida latina is ever evolving—influenced by native and migrant populations from Europe to Asia to Africa to the Middle East and with each new generation innovating on what they learned from their ancestors.
DC is lucky to have restaurants representing almost the entire span of Latin American cuisine and diners everywhere crave their diverse and authentic flavors, ingredients and dishes. Moreover, many of our favorite superfoods originate in Latin America: quinoa, maca, chia…even avocados. Despite this influence and these contributions in the US, the stories of the women who cook and lead businesses rooted in comida latina are under-represented in our media.
Join pineapple for a conversation with leading ladies in this space exploring the multiple dimensions of comida latina with a particular focus on Mexican, Venezuelan, Cuban and Colombian food. Moderated by Katalina Mayorga of El Camino Travel and featuring Joahna Hernandez of Manos de Maiz, Gabriela Febres of Arepa Zone, Daniella Senior of Colada Shop and Marcella Kriebel of her books Comida Latina & Comida Cubana, we’ll use food as a gateway to connect with and better understand this vast region representing so many different countries, cultures and cuisines.