Some of the trendiest flavors on contemporary tables are coming from Latin America. And not just from Mexico, which has long influenced north-of-the-border menus, but from Peru, Brazil, Argentina and the Caribbean. Think mojitos and caipirinhas, ceviche and chimichurrisauce. Argentine steak restaurants, or churrascarias, are opening in major cities, and Chilean wines are riding high.
For inspiration, let's take a Latin American tour, looking at a few of the principal bean dishes.From Mexico: