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Eat Like A King When You Visit The Kingdom Of The Incas – Mistura 2013

As every year Mistura, the largest culinary fair in Latin America, was a big success. More than 350,000 people attended the sixth edition of the fair and several innovative dishes were presented during the 10 days. Mistura 2013, organized by Apega (Peruvian Society of Gastronomy), brought together famous chefs, such as Jose Andres, Rodolfo Guzman, …

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Patagonia Cuisine – Patagonian Food & Chilean Drinks!

In Patagonia, where you are surrounded by mountain areas and green valleys, there’s nothing better than to enjoy the local dishes. Patagonian cuisine is very well differentiated in mountain range, central and coast regions. There is nothing more exquisite than to enjoy a delicious dish surrounded by beautiful forests and blending glaciers. Some species have …

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Ecuador Cacao – Some of the Best Chocolate in the World

Chocolate is a pleasure, a passion and a global industry. When the Spanish Court discovered that combining New World chocolate with sugar produced such amazing results, they kept it a state secret for 100 years. Thankfully the secret got out and now the entire world loves chocolate as evidenced by how much we all spend …

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Passion Fruit Shrimp Skewers – Pinchos de Camaron

Summer is officially here! Get those barbecues out and put on an apron, because its time for some “Pinchos de Camaron”. These tasty grilled shrimp skewers or “pinchos de camaron” as we know them in Ecuador, are made with shrimp, marinated in a spicy passion fruit achiote sauce. If you are a fan of “maracuyas” …

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Andean Potato and Cheese Soup

Spanish name: Locro de Papa Preparation time: 45 minutes to 1 hour. Servings: 4 to 6 Ingredients: Oil or butter — 1/4 cup Onion, minced — 1/2 cup Garlic, minced — 3 to 4 cloves Optional: 2 aji amarillo (yellow chili peppers) to give soup more color and make it spicier Andean potatoes, peeled and diced …

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Pan-Roasted Speckled Scorpion Fish in Lemon Butter & Capers Sauce

Spanish name: Pez Brujo en Mantequilla de limon y alcaparras Preparation time: 30 minutes. Servings: 4 to 6. Ingredients:
 1/2 tablespoon olive oil 1/2 tablespoon butter 2 speckled scorpionfish fillets (about 2 1Ž2 lbs) – can also use halibut or sea bass Salt and pepper to taste 1 shallot (chopped) 2 garlic cloves (chopped) 1/2 …

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