The Food of Nicaragua

A common Nicaraguan meal that you will find throughout the country often includes a meat portion such as chicken or pork, deep-fried plantains (platanos), rice and beans (gallo pinto) and a cabbage salad. Many people may find that Nicaraguan food is very oily. However, do not let it scare you off from trying some of their delicious and …

The Food of Costa Rica

These food notes from Costa Rica were made during a week-long trip to the country in March 2005. These are just our food experiences and you may have a totally different experience depending on your budget, where you travel and where you eat. Some Costa Rican food (called 'Comidas') and drinks Casado - the word means …

The Food of Belize

The food of Belize is very different from the rest of Central America. Belize food culture has had been influenced by many sources, including the English colonial, the West Indian Caribbean and the Central American - resulting in a unique and very interesting blend. This is barbecue country too, chicken is mainly on the BBQ, but …

The Food of Honduras

A typical meal in Honduras, unlike the rest of Central America, often does not include rice, even at breakfast. A typical breakfast tended to be refried beans (instead of whole beans mixed with rice like further south in Central America), eggs as you like, very salty fetta-like cheese, and usually cream. There is more yoghurt …

The Food of Guatemala

Typical meals in Guatemala tend to be much saltier than anywhere else in Central America, and the food is already quite salty. Often restaurants have a `plato del dia´ or plate of the day, which can be quite a variety of things such as; rice, salad (not just cabbage) meat, eggs, refried beans, cheese and …

2004 Christmas Letter

May our little dance bring you some cheer,have a wonderful Christmas and New Year. In 2005 may your dreams come true,ours will be filled with an adventure or two. We are packing up our Canberra gear,to head overseas for all of next year. We will be sure to keep in touch,so that you won't miss us too …

Vietnamese Food – Not Just Springs Rolls, But Lots of Spring Rolls

We were inspired to travel to Vietnam after watching a Vietnamese cooking show on TV, so it was obvious that we would sample as much of the food the country had to offer. We were familiar with the style of Vietnamese food from frequenting restaurants back home, but the local experience was very different. We …