Monthly Archives: May 2012

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 [...]


Cheese Empanadas

This is the type of pastry you pick up with a coffee on a weekday morning in Santa Cruz. Each empanada would only cost a couple of bolivianos (about 30cents). I miss that type of pricing and I love the simplicity of these, they are just melted cheese wrapped in sweet dough and fried. Nothing can go wrong here. These [...]