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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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Your Next Dinner Party Theme: Chile

March 5, 2010

Since everybody has Chile in their thoughts this week, why not continue to show your support and throw a Chilean theme dinner party over the weekend? Great idea Liz, but, errr…what should I make? Well, let’s do a little primer on Chilean cuisine first and then lay out some menu suggestions. Chile’s peculiar, string bean […]

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The Most Addictive Substance Known to Man

February 12, 2010

Thanks to Roboppy for this yummy pic. You may be wondering what that is. No, it’s not illegal, although like crack, it will turn you into a junkie. It’s not caffeine either, but you will get a buzz–of sorts. Can you guess what it is? It’s a sweet, thick spreadable milk caramel called dulce de […]

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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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