Category Archives: Issue 3: Food

Manjar: the perfect lover

Manjar: the perfect lover

Recently I discovered that Chileans share with other Latin Americans a guilty pleasure for a sweet thing that we Chileans call “manjar”. In other countries such as Argentina it is known as “dulce de leche”, or milk sweet. If you search for the word “manjar” in the official Spanish language dictionary (http://www.rae.es/), it states thatContinue Reading

LAS CHIVAS  – IN BIRRIA! Football and food in San Juan de Dios Market

LAS CHIVAS – IN BIRRIA! Football and food in San Juan de Dios Market

[ENGLISH + ESPAÑOL] “We invite all the Latinos of the world not just the ones from here!” That’s how you are received when you walk into the smokey birria restaurant at the Mercado Libertad in Guadalajara, Mexico, otherwise known as San Juan de Dios.  “Try this side dish, complements of ‘el Chicharito’!” (el Chicarito, whichContinue Reading

Koththu Roti – a Sri Lankan favourite

Koththu Roti – a Sri Lankan favourite

We Sri Lankans love our food, and we have a wide variety of dishes that can trace their origins back to either one of our many ethnic groups or our neighboring countries. Each dish has its own story, entwined with the history of the country and its people, and the kind of mystery and intrigueContinue Reading

Easy Chilean empanadas

Easy Chilean empanadas

I had been struggling for ages to find the perfect empanada recipe. I’d tried making them several times, but I’d never been complete happy with the result: the dough was too hard, the filling was too dry, the flavor was not great… Many countries have their own variation of the empanada (folded wheat dough withContinue Reading

El Mercado de Medellín

El Mercado de Medellín

One of the my favourite moments in life is realizing on a Saturday or Sunday morning that I have enough time to go grocery shopping at El Mercado de Medellín. I love the moment when I step into the market and start wandering through the stalls, looking at all the fresh fruit and veggies. IContinue Reading

Top 5 hangover cures

Top 5 hangover cures

[ENGLISH + ESPAÑOL] We’ve all been there, at least once. We drink a little too much and the next day we feel horrible; headache, nausea, bad stomach, etc. Here in Guadalajara we have come up with our very own hangover cures and remedies to make us feel better – and they truly help. And theContinue Reading

10 best Indian restaurants in Seattle – and why we’re spoilt for choice

10 best Indian restaurants in Seattle – and why we’re spoilt for choice

Sitting down at a dinner table with dear friends and eating out of tin plates piled high with sticky rice, hot curries that would make you weep (with joy, and due to spice levels) and a side of pickled chilies – this is truly one of the heights of happiness. Sri Lankan food, to me and many,Continue Reading

The food of Thingyan

The food of Thingyan

Last month, I introduced you to Thingyan festival. This month I’ll tell you a little more about Thingyan festival, but from a different perspective, food, and for a couple of good reasons: 1) It’s April so that means it’s Thingyan season, and; 2) Everyone likes food and it’s a must to try the local foodContinue Reading

Tortas in Parque Mexico

Tortas in Parque Mexico

Mexico’s cuisine is phenomenal. Mexico City may boast world-class chefs and restaurants, but I maintain the best food is found either on the street or in the tiny hole-in-the-wall places. One of my all-time favorites has to be the tortas place in Parque Mexico. This place is so good it doesn’t even need a name. Good thing,Continue Reading

Food, glorious F.O.O.D

Food, glorious F.O.O.D

There’s really no better place to celebrate all things related to glorious food than the Orange F.O.O.D Week gourmet festival held in April. I’m not really sure where to start when it comes to this festival; with over 120 events being held by local producers, providores and vineyard, it’s really one helluva show. You canContinue Reading

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