Food

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...

Stumbling into the Kitchen

20 Jul, 2016 | Isabel

How Jorge Luis Parra became a chef in the cityJorge Luis Parra admits that he became a chef by accident. Although food and flavour are now at the centre of his life, they are a fairly recent devotion....

The Garden of Eden

22 Jun, 2016 | Jerusa Pozo

Photo: Jerusa PozoJardín de Asia, in Zona Sur’s Calacoto neighbourhood, is the David Carradine of La Paz’s restaurant scene. And I mean the best of David Carradine: hot, with Asian inflections and an...

Chile and Peru

22 Jun, 2016 | Anna Grace

A Culinary AdventurePhoto: Anna Grace'What was the food like?' is a common question posited by friends and family to those who return from a trip abroad because many countries have a cuisine that is r...

I Like My Coffee Hot!

15 May, 2016 | Anna Grace

The World of Boutique Bolivian Coffee ProductionPhoto: Anna GraceA black coffee arrives steaming to the café table I have commandeered as my personal desk this morning. It is a fine, bright Wednesday...

Ali Pacha

15 May, 2016 | Jerusa Pozo

Conscious food in La PazPhotos: Jerusa PozoIn today’s culture of food-centric television, speaking of ‘food design’ or ‘cocina de autor’ is all the rage. The idea of ‘conscious food’, which is part of...

ANATOMY OF AN ECO-FARM

25 Jul, 2015 | Marina Poole

In Achocalla, farmer Telmo Nina shows me around the eco-farm he manages. He explains how each component of the operation has multiple benefits for the land and the grower, and exists in near-perfect e...

Salteñas

28 May, 2015 | Wilmer Machaca

PHOTO: ALEXANDRA MELEANThe Queen of Street Food, in spite of the grand variety of Street-bought snacks available in Bolivia, the salteña remains both a popular mid-morning snack and a food of celebrat...

Football and Food

28 May, 2015 | Sophia Vahdati

PHOTO: Sophia VahdatiWhat the stadium lacks in booze it makes up for in food. The spectacle of colours and fans sweating with passion would not be complete without the array of children, women, and me...