Makes 4 servings
Pulp the tomatoes by coring and halving them and then grating the flesh on a box grater over a medium bowl. Discard the skins and set the pulpy mixture aside. Heat the chorizo in your paella pan for about 4 minutes until browned and the fat is rendered. Remove the chorizo and set aside, but leave the fat in the pan. Add onion to the fat and cook until soft, about 5 minutes. Add garlic, paprika, and saffron and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add tomato pulp and combine everything together. Cook for 3 minutes and stir in rice until it is completely covered. Add shrimp stock and chorizo and stir together, forming an even layer or rice with the chorizo closer to the top. Add bay leaves to the top – you will not stir the mixture again after this point.
Bring everything to a lively simmer and tent the paella pan with foil (if you are using a grill, just close the grill). Simmer until most of the liquid is absorbed, about 12 minutes, and then add the shrimp and clams with the hinge-side down. Re-tent the pan and cook until the clams have opened. Remove from heat and let stand with the foil on to allow the rice to finish steaming. Sprinkle with parsley and serve with lemon wedges.
TIPS & TRICKSYour paella pan is designed to distribute the heat evenly, but if you are working with a small burner you will want to shift and rotate the pan a bit to ensure that the entire base of the paella pan is exposed to heat.
19 Signs You Grew Up Latina in New York
1. The people at your local bodega have seen you grow up (and still call you by your childhood nickname).They are also very surprised when you come back from college and suddenly you're old enough to buy your own Corona.
2. The Italian ice carts were the best part of your summer. To this day you can hear them yelling from across the street in your head — "COCO, CHERRY, MANGO, RAINBOW!"
3. Unless you were an ice cream kid, in which case, Mr. Softee was the best. Let's be real, the vanilla cone with rainbow sprinkles will never get old.
4. Birthdays only meant one thing: Dominican cake. And of course it had the pineapple filling.
5. You distinctly remember running through an open fire hydrant in your neighborhood at some point in your childhood. You also remember how pissed your mom was after you came home soaking wet, ruining the floor in the sala.
6. Having to take the 1 train from El Barrio to the Heights to see your tía, or vice versa. Or worse, traveling from either of those places to Queens. (Sorry.)
7. You've never been to see the New Year's Eve ball drop. Because that's a time to be at home drinking coquito and salsa dancing with family.
8. You've been going to get your blowouts at the Dominican salon ever since you can remember. Then you have to wrap your hair in a doobie afterward, so it won't get messed up.
9. You know it's cleaning day when you smell the Fabuloso cleaner and hear Marc Anthony blasting through the speakers. And every time you're home for a visit, you know there is nowhere to hide from the inevitable grito that awaits you if you don't get out of bed to help within the next five minutes.
10. You have your favorite cuchifritosspot. If you lived in Manhattan, it was the one on 116th Street, and your family has been getting frituras there for your whole life (and probably even before that).
11. You had to wake up early every Sunday for church. If abuelita came over, you'd get dragged to the Spanish misaas well…
12. You also have vague memories of going to botanicas. Your mother would slap your hands if you tried to touch any of the figurines of los santos or bottles in the shop.
13. Bacon, egg, and cheese sandwiches from the bodega were the second-best breakfast delicacy toplatano, salami, y queso frito. People still don't understand how you can stomach so much grease in the morning.
14. You were a cool kid if you had a Nextel or Boost Mobile phone.Honestly, you just wanted the walkie-talkie function so you could do the chirping noise. Extra points if you had "Oye Mi Canto" as your ringtone.
15. You don't know how to drive, ride a bike, or swim. But that didn't stop your primos from trying to dunk you in the pool.
16. You either had a Quince or a Sweet 16. But you always knew at least one person who ended up having both.
17. Everyone in New York knows what nationality you are, but if you travel outside the tristate area, everyone always just assumes you're Mexican. Or they tell you that you "don't look Latina." They're also amazed that you can speak Spanish "so well."
18. All your friends had way more independence than you, whereas your super-strict Latino parents wouldn't let you out of their sight. "But, dad, I'm only taking the 6 train two stops!"
19. You might love your Starbucks, but Cafe Bustelo will always have your heart. Dunkin' Donuts also gets an honorable mention, just because it's everywhere and is the cheapest of the three.
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10 OLD HOLLYWOOD MAKEUP SECRETS THE SCREEN SIRENS SWORE BYCourtesy of legendary make. December 06th, 2015
Commissioned by Max Factor himself to create his wife's signature orange-red lipstick shade, Ida Gál-Csiszar wasn't just any ol' makeup artist in Hollywood's heyday. In fact your current go-to lip color could very well have been formulated by Gál herself.
Having served as a master chemist/consultant for major brands including Max Factor, Tom Ford, Smashbox, and many more for decades, the industry legend has finally struck out on her own with her new line Gállány, which is Hungarian for "girl."
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Crafting high shine yet balm-like lip glosses, luxe buildable mascara, crème satin lipsticks, and primer-infused eyeshadow quads, Gállány is on track to become as popular as her clientele, if not more. And to mark the launch of her line, Gàl-Csiszar has unearthed ten of her best kept Old Hollywood beauty secrets. Suffice it to say: your face will never be the same.
1. LET YOUR MASCARA DOUBLE AS A LIQUID LINERBack in the day, mascara wasn't created in a vial with a brush applicator, but in a dry cake format. "What was great about that application is that you could apply the cake with a brush to coat your lashes and then use a brush to create liner for your eyes," explains Gàl-Csiszar. "But when Maybelline first created the liquid base formula in a vial with a brush, the duality of the old school formulation became obsolete as the newer formulation flaked when you tried to use it as a liner."
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However with a mascara that doesn't dry out, like Gállany's First Class Lash Luxury Mascara ($19), you can use the formula to glide beautifully along the lash line like a gel eyeliner, which is great in a pinch or when you're lacking real estate in your purse.
2. USE YOUR BLUSH AS A LIPSTICK BASE OR LINERThis is a trick Gàl-Csiszar picked up from Robert Salvatore, Max Factor's lead makeup artist, back in the day. By slightly dampening a lip brush, then dipping it in a blush to use as a "base" and to "outline" the lips before applying lipstick, the blush serves as an anchor for the lipstick—enabling it to stay all day. "It's still the best old school trick of the trade," she explains, having created the cheek duos launching in January with that purpose in mind.
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3. USE LIPSTICK AS A CREAM CHEEK BLUSH OR BRONZERGàl-Csiszar insists everyone can do this and that any lip color works—but there's a trick to the perfect application. "After you apply your lipstick press your lips together, then with the index and middle finger from your dominate hand, press the center of your lower lips and tap lightly to pick up color," she says. "Next, press your fingers together and sweep the color across your cheeks." To further sculpt your cheeks, you can also layer a powder blush on top.
Luxe is the most versatile color from the collection, but Gàl-Csiszar says warmer lip tones like Nutmeg can double as a bronzer. For bolder colors, like a true red, blend, blend, and then blend some more.
4. LIFT YOUR FACE WITH GLOSSGàl-Csiszar was one of the first cosmetic chemists to develop lip gloss in the late '70s. (Before lip gloss, Vaseline was used for everything.) "Use a clean disposable mascara wand, dip it into your lip gloss, and brush it through the high points of your brow upward and outward to lift the eye and give the illusion of higher cheekbones. The light reflection will make your eyes sparkle as well." Try Gállány Lucite Lips ($18).
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5. USE A FAUX BEAUTY MARK TO TRICK THE EYEThere's a reason many actresses—most famously Marilyn Monroe, of course—relied heavily on beauty marks. "Back in the day we didn't have all of the fillers and injectables that we have now and asymmetry was a major concern of starlets," she explains. "A well placed beauty mark can trick the eye to even out asymmetry or draw attention to a favorite feature." To experiment, Gàl-Csiszar suggests trying a beauty mark high on the cheek using a sharp eyeliner or a water resistant mascara mascara to make a tiny dot, then to press the liquid with your fingertip before it dries so that it looks more natural."
6. USE A MATTE ORANGE SHADOW TO MAKE YOUR EYES POP"Matte sunset and amber orange tones were important shades during the early '40s and all the way through the late '70s," explains Gàl-Csiszar. The beauty of a warm matte tone is that it enhances EVERY eye color, accenting gold flecks in the iris, acting as a complementary contracts to blues and greens, as well as warming up brown eyes. It was one of Salvatore's go-to colors and she created the Cognac shade in the Brownstone Quad ($30) in his honor.
7. APPLY SHADOW AND EYELINER WITH YOUR EYES OPENAnother tip she picked up from Salvatore, you must put your makeup where you want it to go with the face in the position that it will be seen in. "It makes me crazy when I see these girls in tutorials closing their eyes and tugging at the corners to get their liner on," says Gàl-Csiszar. "They spend all of this time perfecting a line or a crease that disappears or folds when the eye is open." Bottom line: Keep your eyes open, get a great vanity mirror, and know your face.
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8. CARRY A HIGHLIGHTER AT *ALL* TIMESGàl-Csiszar believes the best way to freshen up the face and give of the impression of vitality/youth is with strobing AKA highlighting. Her and her peers would always make sure the silver screen actresses had little, lipstick-like tubes for touch-ups.
"A formula with a natural slip will blend into anything and never 'break' the makeup under it or cake on top of oil, like powder will, if you are touching up for an evening out after work," she says. "Take a bit on your fingertip and press it into the inner corner of your eyes, the top of the cupid's bow, under your brow, at the top of the cheek bones and finally, across your collarbones. Also, touch the outer edge of your lower earlobe if you are wearing diamonds. They they will look sparklier and more noticeable." Try Gállány Marshmallow Lipstick ($22).
9. DEFINE THE ROOTS OF THE LASH LINE WITH A FAN BRUSHThere's nothing like a thicket of lush lashes to open the eyes, but it requires precision *and* a fan brush. "Lining the upper inner membrane of the lash line helps to define the eyes and makes lashes look fuller, but you must pay attention to the root of the lash," explains Gàl-Csiszar. "If you don't get in there, you will see the naked skin between the lashes and it ruins everything."
10. CHANGE YOUR FACE SHAPE BY SHADING YOUR HAIRLINE Even though this is a trick we recently picked up from the Kardashians, it's not exactly new. "Hairlines were a big deal in the day and could radically change a celebrity's overall appeal or their look for a role," she says. "Deepening the scalp under your hairline or at your part can make a true impact, especially when going from day to night."
To do so, Gàl-Csiszar recommends using a stiff shadow brush to stipple an eyeshadow two shades lighter than your hair into the hairline, going as far as two inches deep for blondes. Then, lightly coat the baby hair at the hairline with a tinted brow gel and check from every angle to be sure that nothing is obvious. Again, blend, blend, and blend.
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