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My South America Trip #18 – Chilean Cuisine: “Ode to Caldillo De Congrio ” by Pablo Neruda

For my blogger friends who do not read my Food Blog.

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

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Chilean cuisine stems mainly from the combination of Spanish cuisine with traditional Chilean ingredients, with later influences from other European cuisines, particularly from GermanyItaly,France and the Middle East. The food tradition and recipes in Chile stand out due to the varieties in flavors and colors. The country’s long coastline and the Chilean people’s relationship with the sea adds an immense array of ocean products to the variety of the food in Chile. The country’s waters are home to unique species of fish and shellfish such as the Chilean sea bassloco and picoroco. In addition, many Chilean recipes are enhanced and accompanied by wine because Chile is one of the world’s largest producers of wine. The country’s immense geographical diversity allows for a wide range of crops and fruits to be present in Chilean food.

A characteristic of Chilean cuisine is the variety…

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