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Dia de la Comida Chilena*

(* Traducción del original en Ingles, hecha por el autor) El sitio de noticias online mas importante de Chile, EMOL, anunció en la edición del lunes que era el “Día Nacional de la Cocina Chilena”, una oportunidad para celebrar las comidas tradicionales. Se pidió a los

Chile Food Day

Chile’s leading online news site, EMOL, announced in Monday’s edition that it was “National Day of Chilean Cuisine”, an opportunity to celebrate traditional foods. Readers were asked to choose their favorites between cazuela de ave or de vacuno, empanada de pino, pastel de choclo, curanto,

Chilean Food: Stick with the Basics

Bloomberg News recently published a list of restaurants in Santiago, Chile, recommended for business travelers.The ones they recommend are reportedly good, predictably expensive, and conveniently located in the center of the city close to “Sanhatten”, the sterile business center inhabited by the local suits and

El Choropán: Bravo!

CHOROPÁN, the menu said. Well, I thought, these guys are not off to a very good start. A big mistake on the menu; it surely should have said CHORIPÁN, that well known sausage (chorizo) sandwich the Chileans borrowed several years ago from the Argentines. Our

From Roble & Coigue

De Pellin y Coihue ! the sign says atop the entrance to a most well-placed restaurant overlooking the shimmering waters of Lago Ranco in southern Chile. The name highlights the noblest of Chilean trees, the roble and the coigue, both members of the Nothofagus genus that

Land of Empanadas and Vino Tinto

Salvador Allende, up to the day he lost his country and his life, extoled his socialist revolution in Chile as having “sabor de empanadas y vino tinto”, a home made form of socialism flavored with the taste of the ubiquitous Chilean meat turnovers and renowned red wine. Allende was but

Loanco, fishing village on the Maule coast

Loanco; A Story of Give and Take with the Sea

With the first light of day the residents of the small fishing village of Loanco walked from where they had taken refuge a few hours earlier, over the hill to a spot where they could see their small town below.  Their worst fears were realized:

Chile's Famous Barros Luco Photo: Joe Rawlinson

Chile’s Barros Luco

Today is National Barros Luco day in Chile.This Chilean version of a steak and cheese sandwich dates from the early 1900s, when President Ramon Barros Luco lunched regularly at the Confiteria Torres on the Alameda not far from the government buildings where he and his cousin, Minister

CHILE 2012

Dear friends and loyal followers, It took me quite awhile to recover from the Peace Corps reunion in Washington on September 24, the subject of my last posting on this blog. But we are about to head south to Santiago again, on January 12, for

Chile in Manhattan

Chile in Manhattan There are two places in New York City where you can experience Chile. I had heard about both of them, so recently when Ximena and I had a day to explore Manhattan, we decided to check them out. Tucked away on the


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