Meet Martha Tárraga Hevia y Vaca. She’s from Tarija, Bolivia, a city that chapacas singers used to call Tierra Andaluz or “Adalusian land” because of its wondrous rivers. Ever since she moved away from her birthplace, first to go to college … Continue reading Tarija, Bolivia: Passion Fruit Mousse
El “Majadito” is one of the most famous dishes of Bolivia. It comes from the eastern side of the country, from the very heart of Santa Cruz de la Sierra. This dish was created during the pre-Columbian era when people mostly … Continue reading Majadito: Bolivia’s Treasure
Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia. At Sir Francis Café, on Monseñor Rivero Ave., I ponder my inner struggle of wanting to belong, to find a place to feel at home. I am deep into my thirties and some of … Continue reading Fitzgerald and Hemingway had the Dingo Bar. We have the Marguerita Parlor.
Apple pie is a regular guest at Thanksgiving parties across the U.S. In Bolivia, this dessert is not as popular, but those who enjoy it wish it were available in more coffee shops and bakeries. My cousin-in-law, Eliana, is the … Continue reading A Classic with a Twist, by Milena Gigliotti