For 21 countries Spanish is the official language. Can you name all 21? Go ahead an pull out your world atlas… it is the countries of: Andorra, Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Equatorial Guinea, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela, Spain and is also an official language of Puerto Rico, USA. That is over 400 million people who speak Spanish across the world!

A variety of cultures are encompassed in the Spanish language, and through Cooking Up Cultures you can explore many of them. Let your taste buds lead the way!

Pastel de Fruta

Instead of Fruit Cake we think it should really be called Summer Veggie Salad Mold to take on a picnic or to the pool. Regardless, this is such a tasty and refreshing treat eaten by Mexicans in the heat of summer. Even with the vegetables, your family will like it!

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Tinga de Pollo

This is ideal for any occasion where two or more people are gathered. You can make it spicy or kid-friendly; make it in a crockpot or on the stove. All we know is the crunch from the tostada and lettuce into the tender flavorful chicken is beyond comforting…it’s a real happy meal!

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