Saturday, November 26, 2005

What Does Costa Rica Taste Like?

When travelling, one of the most enjoyable parts about discovering another culture is diving into the food. It also seems to be one of the best ways to really get a good feel for someone's culture. I haven't had as much time to blog lately, so I thought I would post a link to something in the meantime. Here are some recipes for classic Costa Rican dishes, including the ubiquitous Pinto Gallo, beans and rice. If schedules or budgets don't allow for an actual trip, why not take a culinary trip in your own kitchen to wherever you want to go? Explore a region. Having the internet around these days makes it all that much easier to find recipes. With a little digging and cross-referencing, you can usually find authentic recipes - things that people have decided to write down, after watching their grandmother, that sort of thing. Where do you want to go?


ranger said...

Mmmm, gallo pinto. When I went to Costa Rica with Sean (god, remember him? Theresa's crazy friend who then became my phd advisor?), that was my favorite thing to eat, along with fried plantains.

Dumpling_Girl said...

Hiya Ranger! I didn't know you went down to Costa Rica with Sean, or maybe I knew before and had forgotten. Everything's fuzzy in my memory. My very favourite thing to eat down there was the mangos, and other tropical fruit I bought in the market in San Jose on my last day. When I was down there, I was always amazed that our diet resulted in an apparent lack of b.o. (despite working up a sweat all the time) and farts (despite the beans). :)