Leek, Mushroom and Lemon Risotto

Around two years ago, when Fabio was new to Vancouver, he wasn’t able to work a typical job, so he began to teach himself to cook, and he did so by trying out all sorts of different recipes every night for our dinner.  This recipe is one of the winners, one of the ones that we return to time and [...]


Cuban Sandwich

One of my favorite parts of traveling is getting to eat and try out new flavors and different cuisines.  Since I was really young, me (Fabio) and my family travelled once a year and if we were lucky, twice.  I was even excited several months before our actual date of travel, we usually traveled to warm places with the ocean [...]



A lot of the food me and Fabio make is inspired by something we’ve had the chance to enjoy in the past - either at a great restaurant here or back in Bolivia, or from trips we’ve taken and the food we’ve experienced while traveling. Our post this week is a seafood Paella, which rather than being inspired by a [...]


Peanut Soup

Sopa de Maní is one of the most famous soups in Bolivia.  We eat this peanut soup as an appetizer before our main course at lunch time and that is because in Bolivia, just like in the majority of Latin America, the mid-day meal is the most important meal of the day.  Around noon, on weekdays, everybody stops working for [...]


Arepas with Chorizo

What is an Arepa? Arepas are the corn patties in the dish you see pictured above, they are made of a special corn flour that has been pre-cooked and they are popular in various parts of Latin America and especially in Colombia and Venezuela. A popular brand name for the special corn flour is Harina P.A.N. (we pick up ours [...]

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