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Bolivian Empanadas Tucumanas

Tucumanas are another one of Bolivia’s fantastic street foods. They are a very filling meat pastry that is usually eaten as a mid-morning snack or a light lunch. The pastry is filled with meat, onions, potatoes, carrots, peas, hard boiled eggs and olives is deep fried and served with a…

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Pork Belly

Well, this is a signature recipe and a family favourite. It’s top shelf stuff… reserved for the very best and most special guests and occasions. A dish that we often ‘save’ for the winter months, when its imperative to give yourself permission to overindulge a little bit in account of…

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Bolivian Papas a la Huancaina (potatoes with a spicy fairtrade nut sauce)

Papas a la Huancaina is a hugely popular dish in Peru and in Bolivia. The original dish is from Peru, but it’s quite different from this recipe, which is closer to the Bolivian version. The Huancaina is basically of a spicy warm sauce that is seasoned with Aji Amarrillo (a sort of yellow chilli powder…

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Local & Seasonal Fig Delight

The trend to eat local and seasonal produce is so popular in the UK nowadays that it’s almost at risk of tiring the ethical consumer and becoming a bit like one of those fad diets. However, it is useful to go back to basics and remember why it makes so…

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Ramazan Pide – Turkish Bread

Since our holiday in Greece early this summer our taste buds seem to be craving middle eastern food all the time! It just seems to be all about good quality ingredients taken to another level with the addition of heady spice combinations and wonderfully surprising textures and sweet and savoury pairings.  Many of the…

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Venison Carpaccio and Smoked Salmon Grazing Platters

Grazing is our favourite eating style. Friday and Saturday nights are when we make a special effort to prepare something delicious that we can take our time enjoying whilst catching up and winding down from the week. We often go for some version of tapas on the Friday night (in…

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Bolivian Cuñapé – bears

Cuñapés are a kind of cheesy bread snack that is very popular across South America. Varieties exist in Brazil (known as pão de queijo), Argentina (chipa or pan que queso), Ecuador (pan de yuca) and even in Colombia (pan de bono). Of course they all vary slightly, but what they all…

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I read somewhere recently that not travelling is like being given a book and only reading some of its pages. I’ve been thinking about that a lot recently. My husband and I share a love of travel (and food of course) and recently we’ve become very hungry for the contents…