Heinz suggests it invented salsa rosada; internet explodes
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Food
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Heinz suggests it invented salsa rosada; internet explodes

Katherine Stanley - April 13, 2018

The quote of the day, if not the week, came from comedian Gabe González on Twitter: "We may have different names for her (Mayo-Ketchup, Salsa Golf, Fry…

5 things you might not know about patacones
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Cooking
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5 things you might not know about patacones

Jack Donnelly - November 6, 2017

Take a hard green plantain (plátano), cut it crosswise into rounds, fry them in oil, mash them flat, and fry them in oil again. If this doesn’t…

‘Slow Food’ fair to offer Costa Rican specialties
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Events
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‘Slow Food’ fair to offer Costa Rican specialties

The Tico Times - September 26, 2017

A food fair, free and open to the public, will celebrate Costa Rican examples of the "Slow Food" movement this Friday in western San José. The Mercado de…

How to make a delicious chilera – and your own banana vinegar
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Cooking
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How to make a delicious chilera – and your own banana vinegar

Ed Bernhardt - September 22, 2017

Recently there’s been a lot more interest in the benefits of natural vinegar, and for good reason.  Naturally fermented vinegars have many beneficial properties that improve and…

PHOTOS: How to make a real tortilla
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Cooking
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PHOTOS: How to make a real tortilla

Laura Killingbeck - September 7, 2017

When I was a teenager, I traveled for a few months with a Mexican shoe-shiner I met in Mazatlán. We thumbed rides across the country and were…

Best use for Costa Rican ginger? Delicious homemade ginger beer
Food
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Food
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Best use for Costa Rican ginger? Delicious homemade ginger beer

Laura Killingbeck - May 4, 2017

Recommended: Shaping Costa Rica's food culture with tourism Over the last seven years of testing out tropical food species at Costa Rica's Rancho Mastatal, we found that…

5 good restaurants in La Fortuna, from pizza to parrilla
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Arenal
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5 good restaurants in La Fortuna, from pizza to parrilla

Michael Krumholtz - April 24, 2017

LA FORTUNA, Alajuela — We ate at more eateries here than we could name, and we almost always found some little detail we didn't like. Still, at times we enjoyed…

Shaping Costa Rica’s food culture with tourism
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Shaping Costa Rica’s food culture with tourism

Laura Killingbeck - April 14, 2017

Everyone who travels must also eat, which means all tourists are food tourists. Everyone visiting or living in Costa Rica will participate in Costa Rica’s food culture.…

Caliche’s Wishbone in Jacó is a seafood paradise for the hungry surfer
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Central Pacific Coast
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Caliche’s Wishbone in Jacó is a seafood paradise for the hungry surfer

Michael Krumholtz - February 20, 2017

JACÓ, Puntarenas — The first thing you notice in Caliche's Wishbone, located smack-dab in the middle of Jacó's main street, is all the signed surfboards decorating the…

PriceSmart supermarkets in Costa Rica recall frozen tilapia fish
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Costa Rica
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PriceSmart supermarkets in Costa Rica recall frozen tilapia fish

L. Arias - December 29, 2016

PriceSmart called on its customers who purchazed frozen raw tilapia in November to refrain from consuming it and return it to any of its stores to receive a…