Apr 8 2010

The Caribbean “Rice & Beans”

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Just before we left for Costa Rica, my best friend gave me a food challenge: To prepare a meal based on local ingredients using only the equipment available at our disposal. Luckily for us, our base camp on the Caribbean coast, Alby Lodge, had a communal kitchen 7 times the size of our tiny cubicle in ...


Mar 28 2010

A Special Foodbuzz 24, 24, 24 Event – The Caribbean Flavors of Costa Rica

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I remember it like it was just yesterday... The intense Caribbean sun searing my sand encrusted skin like rare ahi tuna while ambitious rastafarians trek up and down the shore extracting fresh coconut juice with their machetes for parched beach goers. I can still hear the gentle surf crashing and echoes of "pura vida!" from Ticos ...