Icy perfection named for a legend: Costa Rica’s Churchill
Plato Del Dia
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Plato Del Dia
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Icy perfection named for a legend: Costa Rica’s Churchill

Katherine Stanley - November 7, 2017

We're proud to introduce our new Plato del Día series, an occasional homage to Costa Rican deliciousness of all kinds. (Yes, we know that the plato del…

How to make pan de muerto
Holidays
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Holidays
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How to make pan de muerto

Sonia Cordero - November 2, 2017

When talking about the dead around Halloween time, some think about ghouls and goblins and things that go bump in the night; others think of sadness, horror…

PHOTOS: How to make a real tortilla
Cooking
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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…

A quest to prevent the extinction of Costa Rica’s blue corn
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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A quest to prevent the extinction of Costa Rica’s blue corn

Jennifer Murillo - August 31, 2016

Ligia Isabel Salazar is on a mission to create awareness about the social, cultural and nutritional value of Costa Rican blue corn through her initiative Proyecto Curubanda, which…

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

Katherine Stanley - July 29, 2016

The art space DESPACIO offers two new exhibitions by Florence Jung, of Switzerland and France – whose exhibit involves a quest to obtain all the copies of…

VIDEO: This is how you cup coffee
Business
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Business
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VIDEO: This is how you cup coffee

Zach Dyer and Lindsay Fendt - May 26, 2016

Ever wondered how the experts know good café when they taste it? When judges traveled to Costa Rica from all over the world to award the Cup of…

Costa Rica’s best coffee hails once again from Naranjo
Business
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Business
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Costa Rica’s best coffee hails once again from Naranjo

Zach Dyer - May 23, 2016

A tiny town in Naranjo, Alajuela, is once again home to the best coffee in Costa Rica. On Friday evening, judges named Francisco Mena of Monte Llano…

Police seize 20,000 contraband avocados at Panama border
Agriculture
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Agriculture
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Police seize 20,000 contraband avocados at Panama border

Zach Dyer - May 13, 2016

Border police seized 20,000 apparently illegal avocados at the Panama border on Thursday afternoon, the latest in the ongoing avocado saga that began when Costa Rica banned…

Meatless Monday initiative launches in Costa Rica
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Climate Change
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Meatless Monday initiative launches in Costa Rica

L. Arias - April 25, 2016

Costa Rica is officially joining the global initiative known as “Meatless Monday,” or Lunes sin Carne, meant to reduce meat consumption among the population. The local office of the animal…