NEW YORK, May 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Mamiverse.com, a website for Latina moms and families, today announces the launch of Mamiverse Food. Providing a unique culinary experience by showcasing Latin cuisine through the expert tastes of Latina moms, Mamiverse Food features some of the most celebrated Latin chefs in the world, including Mamiverse Executive Chef Daisy Martinez. At the heart of Mamiverse Food is a fundamental explanation of what Latin food is, how to be healthy when cooking it, and basic techniques involved in serving up truly authentic Latin dishes.
"Nothing in the world is better than a mother's home cooked meal," says Mamiverse CEO Rene Alegria. "This is particularly the case for Latino families. By featuring Latina mother-approved recipes, we're inviting America to take a seat at our virtual table."
In addition to launching with over 200 recipes and features, Mamiverse Food contributors will scour the country for stories of Hispanics making it in the world of food. A unique component of the site includes video demonstrations taught by Daisy Martinez emphasizing basic cooking techniques on everything from making tamales, the perfect guacamole, to whipping up a no-stress party spread on a budget.
With tremendous growth in recent years, it's clear that America has fallen in love with Latin cuisine. According to a study by Packaged Facts, a division of MarketResearch.com, the Hispanic Food market is a multi-billion dollar industry, with projected sales of 10 billion dollars by 2014.
While Mamiverse Food is culturally focused, it is also diverse and gender-inclusive. "Beyond Latina moms, our aim is to invite men, non-Latinos, and foodies of all ages to connect, share and celebrate our cuisine," says Alegria. "Nothing says family like food from the heart."
A few standout stories include:
** My Latina Mother's Day
Mamiverse Executive Chef Daisy Martinez reminisces about the Mother's Days of her Hispanic upbringing, and how she celebrates the holiday today with her acculturated family.
** Crazy for Quinoa
Explores the current phenomenon surrounding Quinoa, with three recipes that capture its essence as a Latin food staple.
With an ode to the current trend for all things 'meatball', comes two recipes that offer a Latin spin to this delicious treat.
**Mexican Chocolate Mania
Mamiverse contributing editor Mario Bosquez examines the mystery behind this beloved ingredient, and shares two recipes (with a third from Aaron Sanchez) on how readers may explore at-home chocolate decadence.
Since it's launch on July 18th, 2011, Mamiverse.com has become the preeminent site for Latina moms in America by fostering engagement and providing in-culture information. With the launch of Mamiverse Food, and led by Executive Chef Daisy Martinez, along with contributing chefs that range from Rick Bayless, Lorena Garcia, Ingrid Hoffman, Marcela Valladolid, among others, the site brings Latina mom-approved cuisine to homes across the nation.
SOURCE Mamiverse Media