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

Jack Donnelly - October 29, 2016

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…

6 tropical foods you thought you knew
Cooking
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Cooking
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6 tropical foods you thought you knew

Zach Dyer - January 18, 2016

Shrink-wrapped food in grocery stores is what lots of people think about when they shop for dinner. Whether it’s individually butchered cuts of meat, bushels of fruit…

Add some Costa Rican love to your Thanksgiving table
Dining and Nightlife
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Dining and Nightlife
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Add some Costa Rican love to your Thanksgiving table

Adrián Obando and Katherine Stanley - November 23, 2015

Gone are the days when Thanksgiving-lovers in Costa Rica could only dream of pumpkin pie or cranberry sauce. So many imported foods are available at supermarket chains…

Seaweed can help feed the world. But will we eat it? Recipe
Business
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Business
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Seaweed can help feed the world. But will we eat it? Recipe

Tamar Haspel | The Washington Post - November 3, 2015

Let's say you want to farm. And let's say there is a crop that requires you to plant and harvest, but do very little in between. It…

Cassava: tropical staple, drought-friendly… cancer-busting?
Expat Living
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Expat Living
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Cassava: tropical staple, drought-friendly… cancer-busting?

Ed Bernhardt - October 17, 2015

Yuca, cassava, mandioca and manioc are all common names for one of the most important staple food crops in the tropics around the world.  Originally from South…

For new generation of on-camera cooks, YouTube is a FoodTube
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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For new generation of on-camera cooks, YouTube is a FoodTube

Yanan Wang | The Washington Post - August 25, 2015

Her cookbook was a bestseller last year. Episodes of her online food series, "My Drunk Kitchen," regularly go viral. And with more than 2 million subscribers, her…

VIDEO: Barbecuing with Lucas Withington
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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VIDEO: Barbecuing with Lucas Withington

Robert Isenberg - July 2, 2014

From the moment you meet him, you notice two things about Lucas Withington: He loves to host people, and he can barely sit still. When The Tico…

Learn to grow and cook the low-maintenance pigeon pea
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Learn to grow and cook the low-maintenance pigeon pea

Ed Bernhardt - March 22, 2014

During the dry season in Costa Rica, when the vegetation turns brown and the soil hardens, it’s difficult to grow any crops. But there is one plant…