Rosa Cordero

Aug 05, 11 Rosa Cordero

City you live in:
Miami

English/Spanish/Spanglish:
Definitely Spanglish!

Favorite Latin food you can’t live without:
I love such a variety of Latin foods that I would take up half the page writing up all my favorites! I grew up mostly eating Cuban cuisine so that is definitely a comfort food for me but I count mofongo and paella as current favorites.

What is your Latina contradiction?
I’ve had to suffer my whole life without being able to drink coffee. For some reason I can’t handle all the caffeine. So while people get to sip up some delicious smelling cafe con leche, I drink decaf tea.

When you think of Latin culture, what are the first words you think of?
When I think of Latin culture, the first word that pops into my head is “pride.” I have come across very few Hispanics who aren’t proud of their culture and the history of their people. (And for those of you that aren’t proud, shame on you!)
As a community here in the United States, we have come a long way, thanks to those proud Latinos who worked their behinds off to make it in this country. Now we are reaping the benefits all over, including in government, the workplace, and even Hollywood!

What is your ethnicity? Or where is your family from?
I have no idea how you will be able to put me into one of your categories since I am a Hispanic hybrid! My mother was born in Peru and my father was born in Cuba and they met and married in Miami. This means I talk loudly and can throw together a tasty ceviche!

Latina? American? Both?
Definitely both. I am as much an American as I am a Latina.

Favorite Latin artist or music?
I have an unhealthy obsession with all things Shakira and I also love Juanes and Mana. But my all time favorite sounds come from salsa bands from all over Latin America. Joe Arroyo, El Gran Combo, Grupo Niche, and Carlos Vives are all featured on my iPod.

iPhone or BlackBerry?
Android, recently converted from Blackberry.

How do you describe your style?
I would describe my style as comfy casual. You will mostly find me in a pair of jeans with a cute top and accessories. When it’s time to party, I enjoy throwing on a cute dress and a new pair of high heels.

What is your favorite Latin restaurant?
As much as I love many local Latin restaurants, the true sazon comes from mami. I wouldn’t trade her food for anything else!

What media in English and/or Spanish do you prefer/consume, as in what magazines, newspapers, TV shows, etc?
I prefer reading and watching television in English except for the rare occasions when I tune into shows like ‘Que Pasa USA’ and the new Mun2 drama, ‘RPM Miami,’ which are bilingual. But when it comes to watching soccer, there is nothing like a Spanish broadcast! Goool!

[ethnicity]Peruvian/Cuban[/ethnicity]
[name]Rosa Cordero[/name]
[description]As much as I love many local Latin restaurants, the true sazon comes from mami. I wouldn’t trade her food for anything else![/description]

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