Off the eaten path: Espacio Picante
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Food
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Off the eaten path: Espacio Picante

William Ayre - August 24, 2018

If you’re constantly in search of heat, make your way to Avenida 2, between Calle 38 and 40 and you’ll find the perfect spicy space, literally. Espacio…

Fishy dreams: Turning passion into Poke with Canadian chef William Ayre
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Food
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Fishy dreams: Turning passion into Poke with Canadian chef William Ayre

Alexander Villegas - August 3, 2018

Most kids who go to Costa Rica’s elite Country Day School dream of the Ivy League, not culinary school - and most chefs who graduate from culinary…

A little corner of Russia in Costa Rica: Café Anka
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Food
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A little corner of Russia in Costa Rica: Café Anka

Elizabeth Lang - June 26, 2018

Imagine yourself sitting down at a cozy, small Russian dining room surrounded by matryoshka dolls and the delicious smell of freshly cooked dishes. Imagine stepping out the…

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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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
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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…