Food

Mó Acá In

29 Oct, 2018 | Josephine Zavaglia

Photo: Adriana L. MurilloBolivia’s wild cocoa is of the finest quality and flavour Bolivian chocolate producer Mó Acá In, is reclaiming the country’s world-class cocoa for Bolivia. ‘It is a first-cate...

The Conscious-Food Festival

29 Oct, 2018 | Marie de Lantivy

Photos: Marie de Lantivy and Honor ScottHealthy eating and sustainability find a champion in La PazOn 6 October, the fifth annual Festival de Comida Consciente took place in La Paz’s Plaza Villar...

The Wild Chinese Garlic Chase

23 Jul, 2018 | Stephanie Long

Photo: Stephanie LongWe look for the foreign plant, but find so much moreOur quest for Chinese garlic, which is reportedly infiltrating and damaging the Bolivian domestic garlic market, began with a m...

The evolution of NamasTé

26 Apr, 2018 | Sophia Vahdati

Photo: Iván RodriguezHealthy living by day, electronic fiesta by nightPaul Jove’s soft, measured voice rises over trance-like music as he explains the origin of the psychedelic artwork adorning the ba...

The Universe of Plants

26 Apr, 2018 | Caroline Risacher

Photo: Iván RodriguezSebastian Quiroga’s gourmet meat-free missionOn the corner of Calles Potosí and Colón in the bustling, chaotic centre of La Paz, tucked between two chicken restaurants, almost out...

Haute Cuisine in a Fashionable Boîte

22 Dec, 2017 | Daisy Lucker

Photo: Alexandra MeleánPopular puts a modern spin on traditional Bolivian food.On 17 November, in a sun-trapped square in which cocktails flowed and canapés were distributed around the room, a new res...

Chuños and Tuntas

23 Aug, 2017 | Felix Medlock

Photo: Iván RodriguezUnearthing Bolivia’s potato traditionsThe chuño and tunta are traditional ingredients in Bolivian cuisine used in a wide range of dishes, notably chairo, a soup consisting of vege...

Potter Paradise

25 Jun, 2017 | Sophie Hogan

Photo: Sophie HoganBolivia Joins the Harry Potter Party Around the WorldWith hundreds of thousands of websites, chat rooms and clubs dedicated to the saga, the famous magical world of Harry Potter is...

Not Another Corny Story

23 May, 2017 | Yolande Rowson

Photo: Nick SomersThe mythical origins of the Golden CropCorn is not something that I had particularly considered before coming to South America. It is just another component of the international die...

Why is Bolivian chicken so orange?

23 May, 2017 | Alex Walker

Photo: Nick Somers Big questions, small answersNow, we all know that you can’t make an omelette without cracking some eggs, and neither can you truly master investigative journalism without asking the...

Andean Ambrosia

23 May, 2017 | Aida Muratoglu and Federico De Blasi

Photo: Aida Muratoglu and Federico De BlasiCorn, family, and anti-colonial resistance in the fermented drink chichaSoft morning sunlight filters through a rectangular hole in the metal roof, a high ce...

An Ode to Andean Cuisine

29 Dec, 2016 | Jet De Kort

Photo: Alexandra MeleánChefs transform traditional food into a gastronomic experienceWhile living in La Paz, I have inherited much of Bolivia's food traditions, from early morning salteñas to chuño an...

From the Jungle to the Kitchen

26 Sep, 2016 | Alexis Galanis

Amazonian Superfoods Are Spicing Up the Menu and Healing the BodyMyriad stalls fill Plaza Avaroa on this bright Thursday morning as vendors look to promote their business on this unique market day for...

Investigating Bolivia´s ‘Wonder Crop’

28 Aug, 2016 | Isabel Cocker

Photo: Isabel CockerThe New Quinoa Research Centre in OruroIn England and the US, quinoa used to be the reserve of health nuts and hippies, found in stores selling tofu and hemp milk. But in recent ye...

Off The Beaten Track

20 Jul, 2016 | Isabel Ion

Illustration : Oscar ZallesLocal eats in the wonderful cityPaceña cuisine, relatively unknown on the international tourist track, is a hugely ingrained part of the identity of the city. Hearty, unpret...