About Fugazza Con Queso, Argentinian Pizza

Fugazza con queso (from Genoese dialectfugassaItalianfocaccia), or simply Fugazza, is a common type of Argentinian pizza originating in Buenos Aires that consists of a thick pizza crust topped with onions, cheese, and sometimes olives. It is derived from a combination of Neapolitan pizza with Italian focaccia bread. 

Fugazza and its variations are believed to have been invented by a Genovese-Argentine pizza maker named Juan Banchero sometime between 1893 and 1932, who served it out of a pizza shop bearing his name. Banchero’s pizza shop continues to sell Fugazza to this day in the Buenos Aires neighborhood of La Boca, which historically served as a home to Genovese immigrants to Argentina.

Why Jennifer Lopez & Shakira Opted to Headline 2020 Super Bowl Halftime Show

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Colin Kaepernick has his stand while Jennifer Lopez and Shakira have theirs.   Despite major celebs such as Rihanna continuing to refuse to participate in the halftime show in solidarity/support of Kaepernick’s position of taking a knee.  The former NFL quarterback protested because of recent wrong doings to African Americans and minorities…” 

In an interview with GQ magazine Jenny from the block explains her position on doing the biggest primetime television event of the year:

I feel like it is an amazing platform and one of the biggest in the whole world to put out whatever message that you want to put out there. Whatever message of love I think it is taking a chance to do it. I feel that it is a great thing to have 2 Latina women headlining the Super Bowl, in Miami and what we could do with those 12 to 14 minutes to make people…

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Netflix Wine Country Cast Samples Wines of the World, We Tell You What to Pair With It.

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Check out Wine Country on Netflix and/or check out these wine and tell us what you think when you have your gathering among friends.  Click Here for a Review of Wine Country by Two Guys in the Dark.

Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley – Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the world’s most widely recognized red wine grape varieties. It is grown in nearly every major wine producing country among a diverse spectrum of climates from Canada’s Okanagan Valley to Lebanon’s Beqaa Valley.   – It best pairs with:

  • Blue Cheese Burgers, Lamb Tagine, Moussaka, grape, pizza and gouda

French Champagne – Champagne is sparkling wine. Many people use the term Champagne as a generic term for sparkling wine but in some countries, it is illegal to label any product Champagne unless it both comes from the Champagne region and is produced under the rules of the appellation. – It best pairs with:

  • Fried Spring Rolls, crabcakes, sushi, strawberries, blackberries

Reisling – Germany .  Riesling is a white grape variety which originated in the Rhine region. Riesling is an aromatic grape variety displaying flowery, almost perfumed, aromas as well as high acidity. It is used to make dry, semi-sweet, sweet, and sparkling white wines. Riesling wines are usually varietally pure and are seldom oaked

Malbec from Argentina– Malbec is a purple grape variety used in making red wine. The grapes tend to have an inky dark color and robust tannins, and are known as one of the six grapes allowed in the blend of red Bordeaux wine. The French plantations of Malbec are now found primarily in Cahors in South West France.

Cabernet Shirazz Blend Australia   READ MORE

Plum Wine – Japan-  Plum Wine or Umeshu (梅酒) is a Japanese liqueur made by steeping fresh Japanese plum (ume) in shochu/white liquor and sugar. The sweet and sour flavors with fruity aroma is very appealing and you can make many kinds of drinks with it!   Foods which pair well with it are:

  • Korean ribs, glazed chicken, curried dishes and fried pork chops

 

 

The Multi-Cultural Nicole Richie

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She grabbed the attention of millions along with buddy Paris Hilton on the reality show entitled, “The Simple Life.”     She is the adopted daughter of  legendary African American pop singer Lionel Richie and Paris Hilton the descendant of the famous Hilton Family hotel industry owners.   When Nicole and Paris shared a glimpse of their lives as socialites trying to do manual labor it was an overnight sensation especially because reality TV was in its infancy.    Recently, Richie has returned to public life onscreen with her Aol Huffington Post series, “Candidly Nicole” which has moved to television

Her Ethnic Background

According to several sources including Aceshowbiz.com,   Nicole is said to be of  Black,Caucasian  and Mexican ethnicity, Nicole was born on September 21, 1981 in Berkeley, California. Given the name Nicole Camilla Escovedo, she is the biological daughter of a Latin musician named Peter Michael Escovedo III (related to Sheila E.) and an anonymous backstage female assistant of Lionel Richie during his world tour in 1980. Raised alone by Escovedo who was also a member of Richie’s band, little Nicole spent most of her time on the backstage and studio since her father often took her along by his side.
As Richie gradually grew a deep affection toward Nicole, the three-years-old girl was taken to live with this famous musician and his first wife, Brenda Harvey, under Escovedo’s approval. She was legally adopted at the age of nine by the couple for …(READ MORE)

Read more: http://www.aceshowbiz.com/celebrity/nicole_richie/biography.html#ixzz38PLd4wKq

Black in Latin America | Cuba: The Next Revolution

The term Afro-Cuban refers to Cubans who mostly have Sub Saharan African ancestry, and to historical or cultural elements in Cuba thought to emanate from this community. The term can refer to the combining of African and other cultural elements found in Cuban society such as race,religion, music, language, the arts, and class culture.

During the 1920s and 1930s Cuba experienced a movement geared towards Afro-Cuban culture called Afrocubanismo.  The movement had a large impact on Cuban literature, poetry, painting, music, and sculpture. It was the first artistic campaign in Cuba that focused on one particular theme: black culture. Specifically it highlighted the struggle for independence from Spain, black slavery, and building a purely Cuban national identity. Its goal was to incorporate African folklore and rhythm into traditional modes of art.

Cuban rumba, born in the poor sections of Cuban cities and carrying dance styles and rhythms that echo the African traditions of Cuban slaves.

Watch – Black in Latin America Documentary – Cuba: The Next Revolution

http://video.pbs.org/video/1898347038/

A Whole Lot to Bruno Mars than Meets The Eye

Bruno Mars was born Peter Gene Hernandez on October 8, 1985, in Honolulu, Hawaii, and was raised in the Waikiki neighborhood of Honolulu. He is the son of Peter Hernandez and Bernadette “Bernie” San Pedro Bayot (died June 1, 2013).[  His father is of half Puerto Rican and half Jewish (from Hungary and Ukraine) descent, and is originally fromBrooklyn, New York. Mars’ mother immigrated to Hawaii from the Philippines as a child, and was of Filipino, and some Spanish, descent.[13][15][16] His parents met while performing in a show, where his mother was a hula dancer and his father played percussion.[14] At the age of two, he was nicknamed Bruno” by his father, because of his resemblance to legendary professional wrestler Bruno Sammartino.

In an interview with Just Jared, Bruno Mars discussed some of his favorite food and about his cooking skills:

JJ: Growing up, did your mom cook for you? What was your favorite Puerto Rican food, Filipino food?

Chicken Adobo of course. My father’s mom would make this thing called Spanish Rice. It’s yellow rice with olives, peppers and a whole bunch of other stuff.

JJ: Do you cook yourself?

BM: A little bit. I can get down. I can make pop tarts. (laughs) Actually I can. I learned a lot from my mom.

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The Triple Threat Rita Moreno

Rita Moreno in blackRole model, beautiful, and talented are just thing which make the acclaimed actress Rita Moreno a triple threat.  The legendary Rita Moreno took Hollywood and the world by storm with her singing, dancing and acting ability.   Those three talents helped to land her three of the arts top awards.

IMDB-American actress Rita Moreno has managed to have a thriving career for the better part of six decades despite the institutional racism that has plagued the entertainment industry, particularly the anti-Hispanic bias that stereotyped Hispanic women as “spitfires” and sexpots. Moreno, one of the very few (and very first) performers to win an Oscar, an Emmy, a Tony, and a Grammy, was born Rosita Dolores Alverío in Humacao, Puerto Rico on December 11, 1931. She moved to New York City in 1937 along with her mother, where she began a professional career before she was a teenager. The 11-year-old Rosita got her first movie experience dubbing Spanish-language versions of American films. Less than a month before her 14th birthday on November 11, 1945, she made her Broadway debut in the play “Skydrift” at the Belasco Theatre, co-starring with Arthur Keegan and the young Eli Wallach. Although she would not appear again on Broadway for almost 20 years, Rita Moreno, as she was billed in the play, had arrived professionally. It would take her nearly as long to break through the forces of institutional racism and become the first Hispanic woman to win an AcademyAward.

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The cover of the March 1, 1954 edition of “Life Magazine” featured a three-quarters, over-the-left shoulder profile of the young Puerto Rican actress/entertainer with the provocative title “Rita Moreno: An Actresses’ Catalog of Sex and Innocence.” It was sexpot time, a stereotype that would plague her throughout the decade. If not cast as a Hispanic pepper pot, she could rely on being cast as another “exotic”, such as her appearance on “Father Knows Best” (1954) as an exchange student from India. Because of a dearth of decent material, Moreno as an actress had to play roles in movies that she considered degrading. Among the better pictures she appeared in were the classic Singin’ in the Rain(1952) and The King and I (1956).

Not Speaking Spanish Doesn’t Make You Less Latino

NBCLATINO.COM-San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro stepped into the spotlight with a rousing keynote address. Suddenly everyone wants to know more about him. The broad outlines of his life are intriguing; Castro grew up in a single parent home, the son of a fiery community activist. He is handsome, with a broad smile and an identical twin brother. But aside from his impressive speech, the media has zeroed in on Castro’s language ability, or rather, his lack of it.  He is not fluent in Spanish, which merited headlines inThe Daily Caller and The Huffington Post.  The New York Times called it “a fact he isn’t eager to advertise.” The implication seems to be that Castro is less than authentic because he doesn’t speak perfect Spanish. However, it is pointless and misguided to use language as a litmus test of whether Castro is “really” Latino.  READ MORE

Puerto Rican, Black and Proud Super Model Joan Smalls

During Fashion Week Joan Smalls was named number one super-model.  The Root.com shares a quote from Smalls, “I just have something to prove,” #Puerto Rican-born supermodel Joan Smalls told W Magazine in July. “I know I’m representing a group — Black, #Latin, whatever you want to put me with — and I want to show that they are beautiful the way they are. I think that’s really important for our youth to see.”

Networks Struggle to Appeal to “Hispanics” Without Offending

Ed O’Neill and Sofia Vergara in ABC’s highly rated “Modern Family.” Ms. Vergara plays Gloria Delgado-Pritchett, a sexy Latina trophy wife.

The New York Times: Sofia Vergara is probably the most recognizable Hispanic actress working in English-language television. She is one of the stars of “Modern Family,” among the highest-rated scripted shows on network television, and she has parlayed her celebrity into commercials for brands like Pepsi and Cover Girl.

Despite her popularity, “Modern Family” is not a hit with Hispanic viewers. Out of its overall viewership of 12.9 million, “Modern Family” drew an average of only about 798,000 Hispanic viewers in the season. That audience accounts for only about 6 percent of the show’s viewers — less than half of what you might expect given the 48 million Hispanic television viewers that Nielsen measures. READ MORE