Food

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...

El Chino Renegón

28 May, 2015 | Sophia Vahdati

PHOTO: NICK SOMERSBehind a nameless, unimposing, wooden door on avenida Ecuador is the shabby and famous restaurant, ‘El Chino Renegón’. The name of the place is unofficial, gifted to this delicious T...

Suspect Drinks

28 May, 2015 | Rodrigo Barrenechea

It remains clear in my mind: the memory of the day I first entered Layka Restaurant on Linares street. More clear yet rests the mental image, burnt into my retina, of the first thing that you see upon...

How Many Salchipapas?

28 May, 2015 | Phoebe Roth

PHOTO: NICK SOMERSLegend has it that the man selling salchipapas on the edge of Plaza España has been around for decades. Jackie, who works in the bar Diesel on Avenida 20 de Octubre, claims that when...

Keen on Quinoa - Emily G - Draft

28 May, 2015 | Emily Gray

PHOTO: PABLO PANIAGUA WWW.SINMOTIVO.COMFor thousands of years, quinoa was a cheap, common, staple food grain for the people of the Andes. In recent years, though, the demand for quinoa in western cult...

Crouch Down and Eat: Street Food in La Paz

28 May, 2015 | Adriana Murillo

ILLUSTRATION: OSCAR ZALLESIt can be said that a large percentage of Bolivians have eaten agachaditos. The word ‘agachadito’ means ‘crouch’, but in reality, it is more than its literal meaning. It mean...

QUINOA

19 Aug, 2014 | Eve Young

From staple to Super Food  The United Nations declared 2013 the International Year of Quinoa. But why bring this superfood to the public consciousness for just one year alone? Quinoa, a g...

TRADITIONAL BOLIVIAN FAST FOOD

29 Apr, 2014 | Laura Van Antwerp

Coming Soon to a Food Court Near You! Reflecting on traditional Bolivian cuisine, there are a few staples that immediately come to mind. The plato paceño features the unlikely combination of corn...