Author Archives: Manu

Mogollas Guadalupe

I have some posts in the making, they’re going to be pretty exciting and worth the wait. Today I just wanted to share my on-going addiction to mogollas negras. Remember a long time ago I had talked about some of … Continue reading

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Fish and Bombs

Yesterday was Tuesday and I like to have a good lunch on Tuesdays because I have class in the afternoon from 2-5. So a friend and I went to a restaurant near the university called Quilichao and this place is … Continue reading

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Comfort food: Mazamorra

It’s been a while since I’ve posted, that’s because I’m pretty bad at this consistent blogging thing. I have a few posts in my mind that I want to do, but haven’t gotten around to writing. Here is a post … Continue reading

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Fermented Sunday: Chicha and Masato

Home brewing in Colombia is not part of some increasingly popular hipster trend, it’s really more common and related to indigenous culture. There are three fermented drinks which I’m familiar with: chicha, champús, and masato. Chicha has different varieties depending … Continue reading

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Friday Special: Cartagena, Obama, and a donkey

The Summit of the the Americas (Cumbre de las Américas) is upon us (April 14-15). For those of you not too familiar with this event it’s when all the presidents of the Americas meet up to “solve” the problems that plague … Continue reading

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Fruit Friday: Borojó

I’ve been meaning to write this Fruit Friday for a week now, but as you read I had midterms and such. Borojó is a fruit from the tropical rain forest of western Colombia, i.e., el Chocó. Here is a map … Continue reading

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Fruit Friday: Higo

One time in the supermarket I saw figs and bought them, thinking they were the same figs I used to eat in Portland. When I bit into one of them and tasted a certain bitter flavor I was more than … Continue reading

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