Last night I was out of food. Not wanting to drive to the supermarket, I searched high and low in my cupboards for something to eat. All that was left was some parmesan cheese. However, I had forgotten about an envelope that was tucked behind the salt and pepper. An instant mix for quinua soup… Continue reading Quinua Soup
Two beef salteñas from Panamerican Bakery. Full review later.
Ever wonder how the salteña got its name? Here is a brief explanation. In the writings of Antonio Paredes Candia one reads that at the begining of the century Ms. Juana Manuela Gorriti -who would later become the wife of president Manuel Isidoro Belzu- was born in the argentine city of Salta, but was exiled… Continue reading Origin of the Salteña
Silpancho has been one of the most recognized Bolivian dish and the easiest to make. My mother served us silpancho (we used to snicker at its funny name) in the middle of Western Kansas. If you can serve it there, you can serve it anywhere. My favorite part wasn´t the breaded meat, rather the jumbled… Continue reading Trancapechos
Note: This is the first in a series of reviews of Bolivian Restaurants in the Northern Virginia area. Elena’s Oven 9542-B Arlington Blvd Fairfax, VA Mammoth PA speakers belted out Bolivian brass band classics, as the volume-less flat-screen TV showed the Nickoledon cartoon Bob Esponja (Spongebob). Entire families spread across two or three tables while… Continue reading Bolivian Restaurant – Elena's Oven