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5 Things You Might Not Know About Patacones in Costa Rica

Mmm, patacones. So delicious. So full of surprising facts.

How to make a delicious chilera – and your own banana vinegar

Many families still make this popular recipe with vinegar made from the banana called “guineo negro,” along with hot and sweet chiles, onions, cauliflower, and other available vegetables you may have from the garden.

5 questions for a Costa Rican chef

No formal training? No problem, said Kembly Rodríguez, who didn't let anything stand in the way of her dream of owning her own restaurant – and bringing more love into the world.

VIDEO: Rebooting Costa Rican cuisine at Al Mercat

Through his San José restaurant Al Mercat, Costa Rican chef José González wants to reinvent local cuisine, farm-to-table style.
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