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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

Dave Celebrates

“Viva Chile” Part 1: The 18th of September

“Viva Chile!!” has filled the air these days, punctuating with an emphatic exclamation point what that stoic country has been through during 2010. The massive earthquake in the central south coastal region, the notable election of a center-right President after 20 years of center-left governance,

Mussels in the market

MUSSELS REVISITED

  Why is the mussel relegated to “second class” status on dining tables in Chile, and virtually ignored in writings of Chile’s leading poet Pablo Neruda? We made this query in an earlier posting entitled “What’s Wrong With Mussels, Neruda?”  As was expected (and hoped

What’s Wrong with Mussels, Neruda?

Pablo Neruda loved the sea, and wine, and food, and women. But there is something fishy about Neruda; he did not write about mussels, and he should have. Neruda wrote poems about almost everything, Odes to a beautiful nude, a fallen chestnut, the tomato, laziness,

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