LOS ANGELES, CALIF., June 7 2012 – Not your average food blog, LatinoFoodie celebrates its one year anniversary this month titillating the taste buds of Southern Californians who have an interest in Latin food and culture.

The blog develops and shares recipes, covers product launches and community events, conducts restaurant and cookbook reviews, and provides historical and social perspectives on food. In this upcoming year, LatinoFoodie will introduce a new initiative, interviewing top Latino influencers about their love for food.

With increased followers on Facebook and Twitter, the blog has seen tremendous growth and recognition in just one year. This past spring Chavez served as moderator of the food blogger panel at the popular Hispanicize 2012 Conference in Miami. LatinoFoodie was also nominated as one of the top three Latin@ Food Bloggers by Latinos in Social Media in 2011.

“The idea behind LatinoFoodie sprang from seeing increased attention from food and beverage companies to connect with Latino consumers’ passion for food. We thought it’d be great to showcase what’s happening in the food scene. The blog has also allowed our own personal love for food to come alive,” said Founder and Editor Stephen Chavez.

LatinoFoodie has collaborated and promoted campaigns for Nestlé, Farmer John, Wal-Mart, Sunkist Growers, Johnnie Walker, Diageo brands, and AltaMed Health Care, just to name a few.

The editorial team includes Art Rodriguez and Dr. Norma Vega. Rodriguez, a graduate from Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Institute who currently works in the kitchens at the headquarters of Nestlé, oversees recipe development and testing. Dr. Norma Vega, a professor of Spanish literature at East Los Angeles College, prepares the cultural capsules.

For more information about LatinoFoodie, visit http://latinofoodie.com

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