Thursday, 27 September 2012

Food galore


At the traffic lights





Tunas, aka nopales, prickly pears or cactus fruit are in season. They have lots of seeds and taste a bit like a just ripe kiwi fruit.








Cactus is sliced or chopped and used in lots of dishes. I ate it in a molcjete dish in La Paz.


A cactus plantation.


We are now in the tropics. It is great to have fresh coconuts known as cocos here. A freshly opened chilled coco is delicious and together with the flesh was my lunch yesterday.


Maize is grown all over the country side, on fertile flats, on mountainsides at 6000'+


Take a peek at these juice options offered in a restaurant. Choose your ailment then choose your juice.



There we many miles of this crop. It is a grain with leaves lie, corn. Let me know what it is.


Are these soy beans? - with chilli.



Pork skin, a huge vat of pork skin rendering away on the footpath outside a restaurant.


Not mine... I didn't have the salad or the bun...


Huevos con jamon y frijoles refritos for breakfast.



Tortillas on the griddle



Pressing the tortilla dough in a wooden press.


The breakfast buffet.


Preserved fruit


And dulce con leche. Like sweetened condensed milk.



Location:Various

2 comments:

Diane said...

I am absolutely intrigued by the cactus as food. how do you get the prickles out...before eating!!

Wonderful pictures, thanks

Love

Diane

Diana said...

Hi Diane,
I didn't see the prickles being removed. I'd leave it to an expert. I saw them being chopped and diced when they were de-prickled.