Carne Mechada, Chilean and Latin American tradition

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You may have heard of Cuba’s famous shredded beef dish, Ropa Vieja. Literally translated “old clothes,” the dish is much more appetizing than the name would lead you to believe. Also you might know it as “Carnitas” in other Latin American countries, but in Chile, we have a very similar dish that goes by the name […]

The Alfajor, an Irresistible Treat from Chile and South America

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Alfajores are a sweet sandwich cookie featuring a layer of dulce de leche or milk jam, in the middle of two sweet biscuits and coated with chocolate or sprinkled with coconut or powdered sugar. These sweet confections can be found throughout Latin America.  The word alfajor stems from the Arabic al-hasú, which means filled or […]