Feijoada Brazilian Black Bean Stew

Feijoada Brazilian black bean stew

Feijoada is Brazil’s undisputed national dish. A slow-cooked crock pot of black beans accentuated with hunks of salted or smoked pork, feijoada is a warming comfort food to be eaten in hot climes. Sometimes more traditional variants will go nose to tail, adding pig’s ears, feet or a tail, or, as in our case, a … Read more

Coquito: Puerto Rican Coconut Rum Eggnog

Coquito: Puerto Rican Coconut Rum Eggnog

Puerto Rican eggnog is extra creamy holiday treat. This recipe is made with homemade condensed coconut milk, sprinkled with familiar spices of cinnamon and nutmeg. Garnished with coconut flakes and a cinnamon stick.

Choripan: Argentine Chorizo & Baguette

Choripan - Argentine grilled chorizo sausage inside a toasted baguette topped with a heaping dollop of chimichurri

Even the simplest of dishes can evoke the most complex of feelings. While the choripan is as simple a recipe as you’ll perhaps ever get, the symbolism of the sandwich goes far deeper into the fabric of Argentina’s national identity. Choripan, Gauchos, Cattle and Asados The key to understanding the significance of choripan involves diving deeper … Read more

Chivito: Uruguayan Meat Sandwich

Chivito: Uruguayan Meat Sandwich with steak, cheese, red pepper, ham, egg, bacon, lettuce, tomato and onion

Sometimes, you’re left wondering if the name of the dish really matters. After all, a sandwich like chivito – which translates “little billy goat” in English – actually has no goat meat in it, yet it is still incredibly delicious and hearty. And since the misleading doesn’t seem to deter anyone else from trying it either, … Read more

Pastel de Choclo: Chilean Corn Pie

Chilean pastel de choclo corn casserole filling with mushroom onion spices olives eggs and mozzerella topped with brown sugar

It’s amazing how food can serve as a proxy for identifying key cultural integrations. For the Chileans, the best available “yummy proxy” is none other than pastel de choclo. Drawing on key components from the different historical influences, this recipe represents far more than a corn pie for a fiercely proud population. And, given the taste of it, … Read more