I would not call myself a ‘Foodie’ at all, but when I am somewhere new, I do like to try as much of the local food as possible and Central America gave me so much to have fond memories of. I was lucky in that I got to travel around more than Damian, which meant I did not have to live off porridge and pasta. I tried everything apart from the Chicharron and the Tres Leches Cake and ate all over the place from in the jungle, from a mess tin, by the amazing Costa Rican & Nicaraguan coast and even in the homes of the local communities. I have my favourites and I am blogging this to remind me to get cooking some of them now I’m back in the UK. Enjoy, Jo x
A breakfast favourite
The sauce that Costa Ricans can’t live without. Think Worcester sauce … kind of.
Rice & Beans
I loved these and will have to hunt them out
This is a speciality as a Christmas tradition
I think this is the breakfast Damian would prefer at home
I tried these in Argentina, but I actually learned how to make them in Costa Rica
This was in the news whilst I was there about an issue of ownership. So can you copyright a recipe? It was intriguing.
I miss these as the taste over there is delicious. I’m not a fine of Pineapples here in the UK. So strange that they can be so different.
Tres Leches Cake
I got to eat these fresh and warm from the wood burning stove. Delicious!
Coffee (With sugar)
The coffee is worth the reputation over there and in Nicaragua it is served with lots of sugar whether you like it or not. You get used to it very quickly though. Not good for the arteries.