Central Restaurant, Lima

I was almost annoyed, knowing that in a matter of hours I would be handing over hundreds of dollars to this establishment, yet they’re making me wait… I’m happy waiting for a coffee shop to open, but I knew there was a team of people inside, why couldn’t they just open the damn doors so…

Pumpkin Soup with Caramelised Beetroot

This is a real simple one, and cheap too! Serves: 2-3 Cooking time: 40 minutes Ingredients 1 small onion, finely diced 2 cloves of garlic, finely diced 1 tablespoon oil 1 teaspoon curry powder ½ butternut pumpkin, cut into medium chunks 1 medium carrot, cut into medium chunks 1 small beetroot, cut into 1cm cubes…

The Blue Rate – Not Quite the Blessing it Might Seem

It might seem like a traveller’s dream hearing that you can almost double your money when travelling in Argentina, but we now know it can be quite the opposite… Basically Argentina has a huge inflation problem – it officially runs at 20%, however in reality it’s somewhere around the 40% range. (i.e. you can’t trust…

TANGY PULLED PORK RIBS, COLESLAW AND ONION RINGS

Cooking time: 3 hours and 15 minutes Serves: 6-8 Serving suggestion: create a ‘slider’ using my all time favourite food – the bagel! Make toasted sandwiches with cheese using the leftovers. Ingredient list Tangy Pulled Pork Ribs 1.5 kg pork ribs, cut into big chunks 100ml olive oil 4 spring onions, very finely sliced 1…

Lucuma Pie Recipe

This is an incredibly tasting dessert and it’s super simple (if you can find the damn fruits). While it isn’t the healthiest of sweets I do feel better that the shining ingredient is still technically a fruit. Recipe credits: Our Peruvian foodie friends Flavia and Renzo Preparation time: 50 minutes (plus 8 hours setting time)…

Chicken Soup

Chicken soup is one of those foods that brings me back home more than any other food. Mum always has a fresh pot of chicken soup in the fridge during winter and quite frankly I’ll eat it any time of year. When I’m missing the comforts of home this is definitely my go-to food to…

Camp Kitchen

Go to Camp Kitchen Recipes Welcome to Camp Kitchen! So far, we have been on the road for 8 months and we plan on many more before we are ready to come home (the bagel mission is yet to begin!). As you can imagine, we are trying to stretch our budget as far as it…

A Foreigner’s Guide to Buying and Selling a Car in Chile

When we arrived to the mystic north of Chile (San Pedro de Atacama) we quickly became obsessed with the idea of buying a car and driving it all the way to The End of The World (Ushuaia). We were travelling with a couple of close friends from Australia at the time and thought it would…

Chilean Empanada de Pino – Beef empanada recipe

We were lucky enough to be given a private empanada cooking lesson from our Chilean friends in Valparaíso. We needed something to do while we waited for our car to sell…Read about our experiences buying and selling a car in Chile. The verdict: these empanadas came up a treat! Some of the best in Chile.…

The Empanada Diaries

Empanadas. The One Thing in South America that will never let you down (unless it gives you the shits). It’s no surprise that South America can be a little dodgy at times, but the trusty empanada doesn’t fit this category. In fact, it can make the unwanted moments of travel a whole lot better (it…

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