Typical Foods of Chile


Breakfast in Chile is regularly a loaf of bread with toppings and coffey or tea. Bread is bought fresh daily from a corner bakery, shop, or a bread salesman that travels around the neighborhood. In El Salvador it instead would be 2 tortillas, beans and coffey. (Some carbohydrates and proteins.) the largest meal of the day is lunch. Which usually has traditional Chilean dishes like Cazuela (a stew), Pastel de Choclo (similar to Shepard pie), or a wide variety of bean dishes. In rural areas, lunch hour means businesses will close. In El Salvador it would be some rice, fruits or vegetables, meat and juice or some tipical food. (Again proteins, carbohydrates and vegetables or fruits.) “Once” is a light meal eaten between 4 and 7 in the afternoon. Often times this is a repeat of breakfast; with bread and sandwich toppings with some tea or coffee a tradition is that men drink their liquor at that time. In El Salvador we don’t have “Once” it is optional, Dinner will be the size of lunch with traditional Chilean food for some families; other families would have a dinner bigger than lunch. In El Salvador there can be some typical food with fruit or vegetable juice or something hot like coffey.

TYPICAL FOOD: 1 Pastel de Choclo, 2 Chilean Salad, 3 Salsa de Cilantro Prebe, 4 Chilean Salsa.

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Massive Earthquake in Chile

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A devastating earthquake struck Chile early Saturday, toppling homes, collapsing bridges and plunging trucks into the fractured earth. A tsunami set off by the magnitude-8.8 quake threatened every nation around the Pacific Ocean — roughly a quarter of the globe. Chileans near the epicenter were tossed about as if shaken by a giant. It was the strongest earthquake to hit Chile in 50 years and one of the strongest ever measured anywhere. President-elect Sebastian Pinera said more than 120 people died, but that number was rising quickly. The quake shook buildings in Argentina’s capital of Buenos Aires, and was felt as far away as Sao Paulo in Brazil — 1,800 miles (2,900 kilometers) to the east.  Read More

About Chilean Sea Bass

Chilean sea bass is actually two different closely related deep-water species also known as Patagonian toothfish and Antarctic toothfish, caught in Southern Ocean waters near and around Antarctica. The Chileans were the first to market toothfish commercially in the United States, earning it the name Chilean sea bass, although it is really not a bass and it is not always caught in Chilean waters. It is a different species type than the sea bass caught in U.S. waters. Because of its white meat appeal, Chilean sea bass usually fetches premium prices in specialty markets and high-end restaurants. It is a deep-water fish that can live up to 50 years and grow to weigh over 200 pounds.

Who Fishes For Chilean Sea Bass?  Who Consumes It?
Argentina, France, Chile, Australia, South Africa, the United Kingdom, the Republic of Korea and Uruguay are the primary countries harvesting Chilean sea bass. They fish in the waters of Antarctica and in the national waters of nearby countries. The United States, Japan, and the European Union are the major markets of choice.

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