Carrefour, chévere!

I dig our location on the fourth floor every day except grocery day. oof. Now that we have a fridge we were finally able to stash up on food from the big and slightly more distant Carrefour.

Carrefour is a giant French store kind of like a WalMart, only slightly classier. They are mostly in Europe, but also in South America and in Asia, and in each location they have different slogans—the main one here being, “cool!” (side note: chévere is a very Colombian word) I like the Polish one: “Pozytywnie każdego dnia,” which means “Positively every day,” which sometimes feels about how often I go grocery shopping. Because of its international nature it itself is perhaps not inherently interesting, but we took the camera to see if there were any unique delicacies we could highlight:

 

Here is chunchullo, fried cow small intestines, and it’s pretty good. Kind of crispy like bacon but meatier. Mm so much good street food. We had empanadas for dinner yesterday then Manu got this and I got a buñuelo (another new favorite of mine).

 

Baked Plantains: chop them up, sprinkle on some sugar, cinnamon, maple syrup (or really brown sugar, we just didn’t have any), pour some milk into the dish and bake at a medium temperature (our oven doesn’t have temperature marks but supposedly goes up to 500 F…) so the milk bubbles. Once they get a little brown and smell delicious they are ready.

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3 Responses to Carrefour, chévere!

  1. Luis says:

    Manu, este blog está genial!!!!!!!!!. Justamente te iba a mandar un correo preguntándote por tu vida , pero ya estoy más que enterado jajaja. Parece que Colombia te ha sentado bien ;). Acabo de chatear con Eric y le estaba comentando que teníamos que ir a Colombia el verano que viene!.

    Yo sigo aquí en la siempre lluviosa Pórtland, trabajando como research assistant (la verdad que no tengo que hacer mucho) y estudiando para el GRE. Por cierto, también he estado viendo los partidos de la Copa América. Lástima que Colombia quedó eliminada pero Venezuela ya está en semifinales por primera vez.!!

    Bueno, hablamos un dia de estos!

    Luis

    • Manu says:

      Eeehh qué bien que encontraste el blog. Como puedes ver un poco ocupada con el cambio, pero disfrutando mucho. Sí, sí que se vengan. Me parece una idea genial. Ya saben que tienen donde llegar.

      Buuuu lluvia. Por acá también llueve cuando le da la gana. Cuándo piensas tomar el GRE? Casi lloro de la felicidad cuando eliminaron a brasil. Qué pesar de Chile ;( ahora le hago barra a Uruguay que sí supieron cobrar penaltis. Cuándo entras denuedo a clases? A mi me toca. Semana de inducción la semana entrante, ya entro el 1o. :o

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