Food in South and Central America
Food trucks are pretty much the best thing in the whole world, until you get to Central and South America and you realise that the whole continent is pretty much one massive food truck.
Ceviche, Pisco sours, tacos, burritos, corn (all of the corn), mole, empanadas, guinea pig… asado (BBQ), parrilla (MEAT), queso (CHEESE), tortilla (YOU KNOW THIS ONE).
Better still, we know where to find all of the best food because we love food more than life itself (and we have very knowledgeable local leaders who grew up in the places we visit and stuff).
Fill up on all the Argentinean steak and Brazilian BBQ on our Getting Chile with it tour.
Pisco sour is going to be your new favourite drink after going on the Peru Completo.
Get your fill of street food and tequila on the Don’t Stop Beliezing trip.
Tales from the road:
GOT WINE? A GUIDE TO SOUTH AMERICA’S BEST
We all know France, Italy and Spain make some kickass wines. But South America’s wine output is formidable too. Winemakers here have been using European stock since the Jesuits arrived in the new world, to produce wines that are uncorked, poured, swirled, tasted, drunk, exported and lauded is smoky bars and street side restaurants the world over. Taking a wine tour – or several – of the wineries is a sure-fire way to get clued up on the local grape juice.
But before all that, here’s the scoop on some of the main wine producing spots in South America. Go here, drink wine, have fun.
MAKE IT AT HOME: POLLO TACO RECIPE
We are of the firm belief that tacos are the best food to have ever graced our distinguished palette. And it seems as though many other folks feel the same way, because you can’t walk a couple blocks in any major western city without coming across a Mexican restaurant these days.
THERE’S MORE TO MEXICAN FOOD THAN TACOS. HERE’S PROOF.
This may come as a surprise, but there is more to Mexican food than burritos and tacos. We aren’t indulging in any food snobbery here, because we freakin’ love tacos and burritos as much as the next person, but we reckon (and apparently UNESCO does too) that Mexican comida deserves more than the current tortilla/refried bean/corn chip stereotype.