In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, we’re featuring our all-time favorite Latin food bloggers. (Photos/NBC Latino)

5 can’t-miss bloggers whose food connects us to culture

We take great pride in showcasing Latin bloggers across different cuisines and cultures on NBC Latino, making them the focus of our popular weekly series, “Food Blogs We Love.” Because as we all know, food is one of the ultimate links to our culture. A can of beans doctored with bay leaf and garlic can immediately transport you to abuelita’s kitchen, while tucking traditional Mexican cookies into a child’s school lunch can be a crunchy, delicious connection to a place that’s just a distant memory – all whether you live near the border, reside in a city that’s a melting pot of Latino cultures or settled on a farm in the Midwest. And more often than not, food bloggers are our link to those time-honored recipes – for the frijoles and galletas – that were handed down from generation to generation, but no longer exist on a slip of paper (if they were ever written down in the first place!). So In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, we’re sharing some of our favorite food bloggers whom we feel showcase the very best in Latin cuisine. There are many more we’d like to include here, but know that if you’re a Latin food blogger, you’re appreciated. Because your corner of the world wide web makes us all feel that we’re connected and that no matter what, food allows us to connect to our past and create wonderful memories that we’ll remember going forward.

Yvette Marquez-Sharpnack & Veronica Gonzalez-Smith of Muy Bueno Cookbook (Mexican)

The beautiful ladies of "Muy Bueno Cookbook": Yvette Marquez-Sharpnack, Veronica Gonzalez-Smith and Evangelina Soza.

The beautiful ladies of “Muy Bueno Cookbook”: Yvette Marquez-Sharpnack, Veronica Gonzalez-Smith and Evangelina Soza. (Photo/Courtesy Hippocrene Books, Inc. )

Mexican cuisine is vast – and entirely delicious – but no one shares classic recipes quite like Marquez-Sharpnack and sister Gonzalez-Smith, whose blog The Muy Bueno Cookbook showcases dishes that have been a favorite of their family’s across three generations.

Clara Gonzalez of Aunt Clara’s Kitchen (Dominican)

Dominican food blogger Clara Gonzalez

Dominican food blogger Clara Gonzalez

Gonzalez has a well-deserved reputation for one of the most beautifully photographed blogs.  As she celebrates the ten-year anniversary of Aunt Clara’s Kitchen, we can’t help but congratulate her for her stellar efforts in sharing Dominican cuisine with readers and ardent foodies around the world.

Morena Cuadra & Morena Escardó of Peru Delights (Peru)

Morena Cuadra and Morena Escardó of Peru Delights

Morena Cuadra and Morena Escardó of Peru Delights

Peruvian food features elements from Japanese, African and Chinese cuisines – a mouthful, right? But mother-daughter duo Cuadra and Escardó break down the most traditional of Peruvian dishes in an easy, approachable manner on their blog that encourages even non-Peruvians to try their hand at recipes like lomo saltado and chaufa.

Ana Frias of Fit, Fun & Delish (Mexican)

Food blogger Ana Frias delights with her healthy, fresh take on classic Mexican recipes.

Food blogger Ana Frias delights with her healthy, fresh take on classic Mexican recipes.

A love of food is something that binds all Latinos, regardless of culture or ethnic background. But there’s something else we U.S. Latinos share: an exceedingly high obesity rate and an increased risk factor for high blood pressure, high cholesterol and heart disease. Eating more whole grains, fresh produce and lean meats is the simplest way to cut obesity rates, and blogger Ana Frias makes it seem easy – and even fun – to prepare the foods we love in healthier ways, all while sharing workout and fitness tips.

Pati Jinich of Pati’s Mexican Table (Mexican)

PBS cooking show personality Patricia Jinich.

PBS cooking show personality Patricia Jinich. (Photo/Courtesy Cade Martin)

Renowned food writer and PBS host Pati Jinich is one of the ultimate champions of traditional Mexican cuisine and her blog showcases her all-time favorite recipes, across main dishes, sides, desserts and cocktails. And Jinich – true to her academic training as a political scientist – doesn’t just share recipes, as she shares the historical context through which Mexican food has evolved, making Pati’s Mexican Table a read that’s most mouth-watering and educational.

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