Taste of Chile

Pastel de Choclo (Chilean Corn Pie)

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Pastel de Choclo, directly translated means “corn pie,” but is more of a layered corn and beef casserole than a pie in the traditional American sense.  Pastel de Choclo was the final piece of the Chilean meal that I cooked with Ms. M.  Chilean cuisine is a product of the commingling of the native Indian […]

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Ensalada de Tomate (Chilean Tomato Salad)

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Ensalada de Tomate, or tomato salad, is a side dish that only takes a few minutes to put together.  This recipe is about as simple as you can get, but I thought it was important because sometimes the simplest recipes give an interesting window into the soul of a country’s cuisine, and such is the […]

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Pebre—The Chilean condiment everyone should know about.

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Pebre, a ubiquitous Chilean condiment that can be found accompanying a wide variety of meals throughout the country, in restaurants and homes alike, was a revelation to me.  It was love at first bite.  The sauce varies depending on the region of Chile and the household in which it’s made in, but the basic building […]

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Chilean Banana Milkshake (Leche con Plátano)

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This week I’m taking our tastebuds on a trip to Chile.  So buckle up my friends and pull out your culinary passports, because you’re not going to want to miss this adventure!  To kick off the week, I’m sharing a drink that is a perfect summer treat—Leche con Plátano.

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