I am Elizabeth Carrion, your one-stop-shop to Latin Foods 101.  Where my only agenda is to share my love for cooking and the gratifying experience associated with tasting foods from all over the globe.  I currently work for a PR firm but know where my passion lies.

Personally, I believe food is one of the few things that connect people around the world. I first learned about my passion when I planned my sister’s surprise birthday party at the ripe age of 10. It took place in our garage and some of the menu items included grape soda and cracker jacks.  A few years and some healthy tips later, I graduated to the next level and hosted “International Day”.  Again, it took place in our yard but this time all guests were challenged to bring dishes from their native country.  Most recently, and along with a group of friends, we each take turns hosting game night where the meal is themed around a particular country.

So far, my journey has led me to experience different ways in which I can impart my knowledge of cooking.  I regularly share recipes with friends.  I have been involved in various focus groups related to cooking.  I have informally taught friends the basics of food shopping and preparation.  I am in the middle of creating a “Friends and Family” cookbook where I’ve collected recipes that promises to be full of flavor and personality.  I have had the pleasure of meeting some Food Network greats such as Sandra Lee, Duff Goldman, Guy Fieri and Robert Irvine.  Most recently, I took on the opportunity to provide various Latin desserts in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month for over 200 people at Ernst & Young. 

In spring 2010, my sister and I started offering Mi Cocina cooking classes at Salta Jump into Spanish where we teach cooking the basics of Latin cooking to children ages 4-12 in Edison, NJ. In these classes, we travel the world exploring foods and cultures from different countries.  

Most recently, I have had the privilege of featuring my recipes on the Fox News Latino website.  It’s been quite a learning experience from testing newly created recipes to choosing just the right picture for the site. Who knew capturing pictures of food would take longer than actually cooking it!

7 Comments on “About”

  1. March 26, 2012 at 5:14 pm #


    My name is Mike Salvador. I work for a food processing company called Stapleton-Spence Packing Company. We saw your post about the lamb stew with dried plums from Hunger Games and loved it. We are having a “Hunger Games Recipe Contest” and would like to enter your recipe in the contest.

    We are a food processing company in CA and our main products are dried plums (prunes). In honor of the Hunger Games and as Katniss’s favorite dish contains prunes, we are launching a “Hunger Games Recipe Contest.” We thought it would be a fun way to celebrate the book we liked so much, the movie release as well as using prunes as an ingredient.

    This is not spam and we are a legitimate company. Our website is http://www.stapleton-spence.com.

    Entering the contest takes no effort on your part. We will post your recipe/video and give credit to you guys, we can even point back to your site. We just want to have a few recipes in there before we start the contest and yours looks great.

    The winner of the contest will receive a Stapleton’s Apron, a case of our Gourmet Pitted Prunes, and a $25 Fandango Gift Card.

    Please feel free to contact me at mike@stapleton-spence.com or at 408-297-8815 ext. 1307.

    Thank you,

    Mike Salvador
    Business Development Manager
    Stapleton-Spence Packing Company

    • January 20, 2013 at 12:45 pm #

      I’m a dork for missing this comment from you last year!!! I was just starting to learn how to post and never in a million years did I think someone would find my recipes having such little content on my site let alone ask me to participate in a contest. Hope the turn out was successful and please keep me in mind for next time.

  2. Lana Sharp-Crowder
    January 13, 2013 at 8:01 pm #

    LOVE this recipe. Thank you so much for sharing this vis Foxnews – I am going to save your website to my favorites. Everything looks wonderful! It is exciting to find new recipes with fresh tastes!

    • January 20, 2013 at 12:41 pm #

      Thank you so much!!! I have posted over 100 recipes on Fox News Latino and plan to have even more on my site so stay tuned. It’s a work in progress!

  3. Lana Sharp-Crowder
    January 13, 2013 at 8:02 pm #

    Oops, here is the name of the recipe: Latin Meatball Stew Recipe (Albondigas Guisada)

  4. September 2, 2014 at 7:28 pm #

    just saw you on the VIEW …wooo hoooo

    • September 2, 2014 at 7:37 pm #

      Thank you! But I think you mean The Chew. haha!

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