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Host of the Food Network's Simply Delicioso
, local dish diva Ingrid Hoffmann knows her way around the kitchen, and spreads the recipe love in her new book, Simply Delicioso: A Collection of Everyday Recipes with a Latin Twist
. When she's not cooking, you just may find her in the swamp. Really. Favorite Miami icon:
Gloria Estefan - for making Latin music global and being a positive Hispanic role model. Restaurant where you'd like to have your last meal:
Mom's house with all of the family and friends having whole Christmas turkey with three-meat stuffing.Favorite Spanish phrase: Delicioso
.Miami wouldn't be Miami without:
Calle Ocho and its cortadito
windows, and one of my favorite places, the Everglades.Miami really needs a:
bigger airport with better restaurants, shops, massage parlor, etc.Event you look forward to every year
: SoBe Wine & Food Festival, Art Basel.Favorite hidden gem:
Chef Alan Hughs's 190
restaurant in Little Haiti and Clive Butcher's Everglades Swamp tour.Where you can typically be found on a Sat. night:
At home entertaining, dining out with friends or catching a movie.
Hey, good cookin': ingrid Hoffman