A good friend recently told us that he had become a “coffee taliban”. His main point was that in many parts of the world people have no idea what a good coffee tastes like. They drink whatever can give them a brain kick and call it coffee. Even if it tastes bitter or simply like … More Costa Rica best kept secret: incredible variety of world-class coffee
As mentioned in the post on home-made Tico food, one of the downsides of strictly following the Tico recipes is that the traditional recipes have an enormous amount of fat in the form of sugar, butter, cheese or milk. Of course, cooking at home has the advantage that one can (1) substitute the original ingredients … More The quest for low-fat, unsweetened food at the supermarket
Home-made Tico food One of the first things that Frank and I decided when arriving in Costa Rica was that we would try to cook using local ingredients only, preferably fresh fruits and veggies bought on the farmers’ market once a week. We also wanted to experiment with preparing local recipes. We had had some … More Learning how to cook Tico style… Or sort of.