Food

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...

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...