Recipe for Colombian coco loco

Recipe for Colombian coco loco cocktails

We absolutely loved Cartagena in Colombia. We came here to celebrate Seb’s birthday with a boat trip around the islands. One of the things we discovered was the famous Coco Loco cocktail. Coco Loco literally means crazy coconut in Spanish. It’s a fresh coconut with vodka/tequila/rum/whiskey mixed in with the coconut water inside to produce an awesome beach … Read more Recipe for Colombian coco loco

10 Famous Foods from Peru You Need to Try

10 famous foods from Peru you must try

Ask anyone in South America where the best place for food is on the continent and most will say Peru, even the Chileans! Lima is particularly famous for being the beating heart of the culinary scene because of the many different fusion foods, including influences from Japan, Africa and China. As a result, there are many highly … Read more 10 Famous Foods from Peru You Need to Try

Recipe for Chilean porotos granados: countryside bean stew

Recipe for Chilean porotos granados

Porotos granados is a traditional Chilean countryside stew made from cranberry beans, maize kernals and squash. It’s associated with the summer months because this is when the maize and summer squash are harvested in central and southern Chile. Cranberry beans (also known as Roman beans) are similar to normal beans but slightly larger, popular in Latin America. … Read more Recipe for Chilean porotos granados: countryside bean stew

Recipe for Chilean pastel de choclo: beef and corn pie

Recipe for Chilean pastel de choclo

Pastel de choclo is one of the most famous Chilean dishes and considered comfort food. It’s a beef and corn pie, with a corn crust, similar to a Shepherd’s Pie. Choclo is an Andean type of corn with large starchy kernels, but you can use any corn as an alternative. Pastel de choclo is typically served … Read more Recipe for Chilean pastel de choclo: beef and corn pie

Recipe for Chilean machas a la parmesana

Recipe for Chilean machas a la parmesana

Machas a la parmesana is a classic starter dish in Chile. It is razor clams baked in their shell, mixed with cheese, wine and more, depending on the recipe. It was created in the 1950s in Viña del Mar by Italian immigrant, Edoardo Melotti Ferrari. Parmesan cheese is traditionally used, but it can be replaced with … Read more Recipe for Chilean machas a la parmesana