September 5th

Apparently I’m not the only one entranced by different foods when traveling. A few more of my favorite photos of Bolivia dining:

salty fava beans

Rehydrated fava beans. They have a nutty flavor and are wonderful.

peeling potatoes

Peeling potatoes. She didn’t want me to take a photo of her face.

crepes, bolivian style

Cooking crepes, Bolivian style.

tamales, bolivian style

Tamales, ala Bolivia.

the many types of Bolivian banans

They said they had 40 different types of bananas in Bolivia. I only tried a couple, but the texture and flavor varied wildly. I like the little, super sweet yellow ones best.

tried and true

A typical lunch scene.

welcome to our meeting

One of many community meals I was presented. This one was incredibly good: goat cheese, hard boiled eggs, llama jerky, peanut drink, sweet potatoes, regular potatoes and salad. I didn’t eat the salad, but tried everything else.

what's for lunch

Catch of the day.

traditional stove, cu

A traditional Bolivian stove and kitchen. Makes me appreciate the age-old stove I am working with, even if the temperature is incredibly off. I don’t have to find firewood!

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21 Responses

  1. I’m telling you, that looks spectacular to me. Although I’m with you on the not eating the raw stuff in foreign countries…

  2. These photos are amazing. I will say, it makes me a little embarrassed at the meager meals I turn out sometimes considering all the conveniences of a modern kitchen!

  3. These pictures remind me of my brief stay in the Global Village of Heifer International’s study ranch in Perryville Arkansas. It’s hard to imagine how much work goes into preparing meals in most parts of the world – sure makes me feel lucky.

  4. Those photos are beautiful! I like the little bananas too!

  5. Great photos, Kelli! All your food pictures make me hungry. I did not know there were that many types of bananas in the world.

  6. wow! that is amazing, and that oven! like you said, thank goodness we don’t have to find firewood to be able to cook. funny to think that we have to intentionally make a campfire and use wood for cooking, when people still cook that way on a daily basis.

    thanks for sharing all the photos! it’s been great to read about your adventures, as always.

  7. Thank you for sharing these wonderful photos! A great reminder today of how easy my life really is. While staying in a rustic cabin this summer my son noticed that we were washing dishes “the old fashioned way”. That started a great conversation of how the rest of the world cooks meals and washes dishes. I’m definitely going to show him your photos.

  8. Gorgeous photos, Kelli!

  9. that looks far more pallettable kelli!

  10. beautiful banana picture.
    what a spread of food.
    love the oven.

  11. Esos tamales parecen deliciosos – I think.

  12. The food tells so much about a country, don’t you think?

  13. Crepes! Adoro!

    Do you read Portuguese?

    Much love,

  14. GREAT photos. The food looks amazing. Just curious why you didn’t eat the salad? Bacteria? Ignorant minds want to know…

  15. Mmmmmm… tamales. And talking about little, super sweet bananas reminds me of the hundreds of times my friend Pankaj made some crude innuendo about the size of someone’s “banana”. Ha!

  16. Fantastic food info and photos. I am a believer that we learn a lot about a culture through its food. I see that you are of the same belief!

  17. Thanks for sharing the photo’s.
    Reminds me to take more food photo’s as it captures a lot more than I thought.

  18. Food… lead the way! lol
    I’m there!

  19. oh yum. those tamales look so interesting. much different than the ones i’ve had in the US

  20. beautiful photos kelli! this all looks soooo good. i just had an enormous dinner and this post is making me hungry again 🙂