Lechona, Colombian Stuffed Pig

This is a continuation of our Colombian trip this past New Years. This is a traditional dish that is served for special occasions, this time it was served for New Years. It’s originally from the Tolima region of Colombia, but we were staying in Cundinamarca next door in the town of Tocaima.  This popular dish consists of…

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Demystify Tamarind

What is Tamarind?..you ask. It is an absolutely superb fruit which grows on tall trees in South America, Asia and North Africa. The pods are about five inches long and contain seeds and a pulp that become sour when dried. The pulp of the fruit is the main portion of tamarind used in food production. When…

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