Off the eaten path: Ban Mee
Off the eaten path
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Off the eaten path
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Off the eaten path: Ban Mee

William Ayre - August 18, 2018

You might not expect to find an authentic Vietnamese restaurant tucked away on Calle 38 in Paseo Colon, near the heart of San Jose. But there it…

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

Heinz suggests it invented salsa rosada; internet explodes
Food
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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…

A mouthwatering dessert, north by northwest
Plato del Día
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Plato del Día
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A mouthwatering dessert, north by northwest

The Tico Times - January 16, 2018

Hungry for a chocolate fix? This mouthwatering organic mousse at Cala Luna Boutique Hotel's restaurant will do the trick. Its creamy chocolate texture is accompanied by a…

A lunchtime classic: the Costa Rican casado
Plato del Día
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Plato del Día
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A lunchtime classic: the Costa Rican casado

The Tico Times - January 15, 2018

Are you hungry? Ready to tuck into Costa Rica's best-known traditional dish? A casado is your answer, and generally includes rice, beans, some protein – in this case,…

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, 2017

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…

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…