I Scream Ice Cream

August 8, 2012

I recently read a study that Chileans now eat the most ice cream in Latin America at over 6.5 liters (nearly 4 gallons) per year, per capita. That’s around 27 million gallons of ice cream for this smallish nation of 15 million people. Chileans take their ice cream seriously. Besides consumption at home, the boom […]

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Dulces Chilenos: Chilean Pastry Heritage

August 30, 2011

Coming back from beaches of Maitencillo, Cachagua, and Zapallar on Route 5 near the provincial city of La Ligua, we always encounter ladies garbed in white shaking a white pompom and adorned by a large wooden picnic basket. My husband usually has a snack attack on the way back from the north, so we veer […]

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I Love Lucuma

July 24, 2009

Perhaps Chile’s most undiscovered fruit abroad, if you quiz any Chilean on their favorite dessert combination it most likely will consist of a) manjar b) lucuma and c) meringue. It is a match made in heaven. Lucuma is an orange-yellow baseball-shaped fruit that is grown in the cooler regions near the coast in Quillota and […]

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