Tag Archives: Chile

Foodfest: Pincoya’s Blessing


Chile, South America: They believe this blindly. If the water mermaid, La Pincoya, dances on the beach facing the mountains on their island, with her back towards the sea, there is little hope for the day. But if she dances facing the ocean: AHOY! Come, let’s rush! We have plenty of fish waiting for us in the sea. Chilao, the enchanted archipelago – separated from the mainland of Chile by a narrow channel and a unique culture – is shrouded … Continue reading

Drooling for Chicha?

Chicherias (Fx)

Enough of goody-goody stuff like Glenlivet Single malt scotch? Is there an epicurean adventurer straining at leash inside you? Ready to go any extent to taste the un-tasted? Then let’s Latin-America this week buddy. Once there I’ll ask you to take a shot of this local drink, based on maize, milky-brown for the eye, bittersweet in the mouth. Ready for the game? On the positive side, the drink you took just now is believed to lower your blood pressure. Brewed … Continue reading