Food

It’s a Whiskey Business

24 Apr, 2019 | Elin Donnelly

Photo: Courtesy of Killa MoonshineThe Andean Culture Distillery adds to an oaky offeringTwo years after its debut in their Bolivian liquor market, Andean Culture Distillery co-owners Fernando Marin an...

Beer to stay?

25 Mar, 2019 | Will Turner

Photo: Alex Melean What does the future hold for craft brewing in Bolivia? I'm drinking an Artesana Cobriza Red Ale in La Paz’s Cafe Vida near the Witches’ Market. It’s full-bodied but light...

A Touch of MagicK

27 Feb, 2019 | Alicja Hagopian

Photos: Alicja HagopianLa Paz’s renowned cultural café is just one aspect of the region’s independently produced local food renaissanceCafé MagicK was founded in 2014 by husband-and-wife team Ste...

Korean Expats in Bolivia

27 Feb, 2019 | David O’Keeffe

Photo: Drew GrahamNavigating the challenges of adapting to a new cultureThe majority of Koreans who live overseas have settled in China, the United States and Japan. Lately, however, there has been a...

The Spectre of Gluten in La Paz

27 Feb, 2019 | David O’Keeffe

Photos: David O’Keeffe & Ellin DonnellyA coeliacs guide to the cityA spectre haunts La Paz – the spectre of gluten. Unfortunately, the majority of restaurants and street food vendors in La Pa...

Deconstructing Stuff

20 Jan, 2019 | Caroline Risacher

Photos: Wikimedia CommonsAlmost everything you want to know explainedLlajuaAn important part of any Bolivian meal, this hot sauce is made out of tomato, locoto – a local and very strong red chill...

A Mountain Creamery Comes of Age

20 Jan, 2019 | Caroline Risacher

Photo: Courtesy of flor de lecheThe cheese is sublime – but that’s just one part of the storyFlor de Leche is known in La Paz for its high quality, locally produced cheeses and yoghurts. Back in 1998,...

What’s Cooking Valentina

22 Nov, 2018 | Marie de Lantivy

Photo: Marie de Lantivy & Luciano CarazasA rising female chef in BoliviaWe all know women who cook: mothers, sisters, grandmothers, the woman around the corner who makes api con pastel. Finding a fema...

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...