When the widely popular online magazine Being Latino approached us with a partnership idea, we jumped at the chance to create content for such an entertaining and socially impactful site.
Being Latino will feature a story from Los Afro-Latinos on its website once a month. The hope is that our stories about the Afro-Latino community will help better inform and engage the Latino community.
You can find our first feature, “A Filmmaker’s Mission: Shining Light on Afro-Bolivian Invisibility” on the Being Latino Website. Look for exclusive content beginning in August.
“Food is everything,” we were once told. At Los Afro-Latinos, we couldn’t agree more. It’s food that binds us across countries and generations. That’s why we’re starting The Afro-Latino Kitchen.
Once a month, we’ll post about a chef, cook, restaurant, ingredient or Afro-Latino dish. The best part is we’re asking you to share your food memories with us by suggesting favorite restaurants, kiosks, festivals and more. Whether you live in Salvador da Bahia, Brazil; Cartagena, Colombia; or Chicago, Illinois, or anywhere else in the world, we’re asking you to share your food and stories.
With any luck, we’ll be able to cover your favorite Afro-Latino dishes and cooks and share them with our community.
Check back at losafrolatinos.com monthly for a new story from Afro-Latino Kitchen. And send us suggestions on Facebook and Twitter.
Kiosko El Boricua outside of Pinones, Puerto Rico. They’re cooking alcapurrias de jueyes (crabmeat fritters). Many kiosks like this one have been run by the same family for generations.