Tag Archives: Latino Food
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Hipatia Lopez’s Family Gatherings Led to Inventing The Empanada Fork

By Victoria Cepeda The origin of the Empanada varies depending on who you ask. Gallegos may have introduced it to Latin America while others take it even farther to Turkey & Greece in what it’s called a Giro. However, the distinctive way that Latinos make crispy empanadas, be it filled with ground pork, beef, chicken […]

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At La Pola

The Best Cuban Sandwich At La Pola

By Victoria Cepeda After a long day running about we decided to indulge and treat ourselves to a Sandwich cubano, croquetas de jamon (ham croquettes), empanadas de carne (ground beef patties) and a steamy cafe con leche. The choice of location was simple. We headed straight to La Pola located at 5400 Palisade Avenue in West New York, NJ. It’s the […]

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