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Chile’s Oktoberfest from Oct 27 to Nov 6th in Malloco, Chile

Chile’s Oktoberfest from Oct 27 to Nov 6th in Malloco, Chile August 24, 2011 | Events, Food, Nightlife, Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
Photo by bearshapedsphere on Flickr. Used with permission. It might surprise you, if you didn’t know a lot about Chile, to know that it’s got a strong German influence. We eat kuchen with our coffee for our evening snack (once), and even say “yah” for “yes” alot of...

Sopaipillas Pasadas, a treat for a rainy day in winter

Sopaipillas Pasadas, a treat for a rainy day in winter May 30, 2011 | Food | Read More
Though May has been a strangely (for Chile) dry month this year, it is normally the year we most associate with the beginning of the rainy season. And while the rain cleans the sky and puts the mountains on view the following day, it tends to come with cold weather, and a twinge of “I wish I were...

Chilean Mine Rescue Recreated in Marshmallow Peeps

Chilean Mine Rescue Recreated in Marshmallow Peeps April 19, 2011 | Food, What's New | Read More
What do overly sweet pretend marshmallow bunnies in unnatural colors have to do with Chile? For one team in the annual Washington Post Peeps contest, everything, including winning first place and a place in Peeps history. From the Washington Post Peeps Contest Though it might seem like something from...

Duff Beer Make its Appearance in Chile (no kidding)

Duff Beer Make its Appearance in Chile (no kidding) March 15, 2011 | Food, Nightlife | Read More
In a move that problably has the whole Chilean craft beer network picking hops more furiously than before (except that most hops are imported here), a beer called Duff, after Homer Simpson’s famed beer will shortly be hitting the Chilean market. CNN Español reports that Duff beer, which will...

Chilean Humitas, a Dish for Summer

Chilean Humitas, a Dish for Summer January 26, 2011 | Food | Read More
Chilean Humita Back when I was a teacher here, my Chilean students always asked me how to say the name of certain local dishes. The truth is, if they don’t exist in the US, it’s unlikely we have an exact name for them, things being mainly called by their ingredients, where pastel de choclo...

Locos (Chilean Abalone) on the Menu this Summer in Santiago

Locos (Chilean Abalone) on the Menu this Summer in Santiago January 24, 2011 | Food, What's New | Read More
Locos mayo, photo by Cristián Santana B on Flickr If you’re at all an adventurous sort, which you might just be, if you find yourself in Chile, you’ll probably want to try some local delicacies that may or may not make it onto your table back home. One fairly one-of-a-kind eating experience...

Santiago Tops NYT List of “41 Places to go in 2011”

Santiago Tops NYT List of “41 Places to go in 2011” January 9, 2011 | Food, Hotels, Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Santiago is sitting kind of proudly right about now. 2010 was a doozy of a year for this long and skinny republic. In the past year, Chile has had a punishing earthquake, the rescue of 33 miners from the very belly of the earth, a new president coming to power, a bid for the world cup and much more. Photo...

Chilean Seasonal Fruit Not to Miss-Nisperos

Chilean Seasonal Fruit Not to Miss-Nisperos December 13, 2010 | Food | Read More
At this time of year, Chile is at its fruit-yielding prime, with cherries and strawberries leading the way, peaches and plums dropping in price. And nestled among the more well-known fruits is one of my favorites, the níspero. (NIECE-per-oh) Nisperos, called loquats in Chinese (and by some English...

Easy Fun Daytrip from Santiago: Pomaire

Easy Fun Daytrip from Santiago: Pomaire November 9, 2010 | Food, Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
Going to Pomaire for the day from Santiago Pomaire greda, photo courtesy of palegoldenrod on Flickr. Pomaire is the home of terra cotta (greda) production in Chile. Due to a rich clay content, they can mine it and work it right there, and it’s common to see many different kinds of terra cotta items...

Traditional Chilean Drinks for the Fiestas Patrias (National Holiday)

September 16, 2010 | Events, Food, Nightlife, Things to Do | Read More
Getting ready for Chile’s Fiestas Patrias doesn’t require much, though clearing your schedule for four days to soak up all this holiday has to offer you isn’t a bad idea. Every year the 18th and 19th of September are holidays, first for the national holiday and then armed forces holiday,...