‘Slow Food’ fair to offer Costa Rican specialties
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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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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…

Shaping Costa Rica’s food culture with tourism
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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.…

5 things you might not know about patacones
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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…

Giving guaro a second sip
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Giving guaro a second sip

Zach Dyer - August 12, 2016

It was blue when it showed up. I mean, really blue. I was on my first trip to Costa Rica and I wanted to try something local,…

Arts and culture in brief: the week ahead in Costa Rica
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Artists
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Arts and culture in brief: the week ahead in Costa Rica

Katherine Stanley - July 15, 2016

You knew it was coming: Costa Rica's own Pokemon Go Pub Crawl, organized by Carpe Chepe tonight in downtown San José, complete with Pokemon experts, four shots,…

Art and culture at a glance: the week ahead in Costa Rica
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Art and culture at a glance: the week ahead in Costa Rica

Katherine Stanley - May 6, 2016

When it comes to aerial acrobatics, Costa Rica may be best known for its monkeys and sloths, but they've got some serious competition this weekend as the International…

VIDEO: Rebooting Costa Rican cuisine at Al Mercat
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VIDEO: Rebooting Costa Rican cuisine at Al Mercat

Zach Dyer - March 21, 2016

Chef José González has a frenetic passion about food, if anyone couldn’t tell from the beet he had just pulled out of the ground and was now…

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WATCH: Making tamales in Costa Rica

Andrés Madrigal - December 16, 2015

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5DXrpDS0M3g Doña Flor Arguedas, 71, has been making tamales since she was 22. That was the year she got married. Her new mother-in-law told her, "Get ready.…