The Food of Bolivia and its history

This interesting article was published by this page [no author’s name appears, only listed as staff; as of 4/21/14 when I was looking after this link, found out is no longer available, however, the description is till valid], it is interesting but I’d say it focuses as if Bolivia is only made of the highlands, please remember that most of our beautiful, mega-diverse environment is in the lowlands…

2014-04-21 02.58.56 pm“Bolivia is often a nation of wonders. We know that this region was inhabited in all probability during the last 20.000 years, this offers its persons a extended time unwritten memory of events and approaches of living. Some hundred years just before the Christian Era the Tiwanakus lived there and expanded all more than this Andean region. They were superb artists, and architects and knew distinctive agricultural approaches which allowed them to make probably the most of the land. The capital city in the Tiwanakus is dated to happen to be because 12.000 years ago, an agricultural based town.”

“We should don’t forget that Bolivia will be the only nation in South America which has no way out to the sea or the ocean. It has rivers, but is situated inside the pretty heart of this Continent, which implies that it could preserve its traditions and way of life getting much less components coming from the outside globe.”

“In our days, the Aymara people today, who descend from the Tiwanakus themselves, have quite a few in the cultural inclinations in the old days, and nevertheless reside in their old time region. When the Incas came, shortly just before Columbus arrived to America they took more than all the region and gave them their habits in living and in their foods too, until the Spaniards came to this Andean region.”

“So far, the indigenous culture remained all through the Spanish conquest, and inside the whole region, Bolivia has been the country which most kept all links with their past grandeur.”

“The food Bolivians consume is the proper one particular for their climate and altitude. They use spicy food inside the greater regions, they use meat all over the nation, and naturally, potatoes….”

“If you travel to Bolivia, you happen to be asked to consume extremely light food for a few days, so that your physique can adapt simpler for the altitude. Just after those two days, you’ll be able to enjoy the good delicacies that happen to be supplied!”

“All these specially enjoyable foods is often prepared at house, too…and enjoyed by the family members. Just be cautious to adhere to our recipes as they’re. You’ll be able to uncover some similarity to Peruvian food, but the tastes are fully completely different, resulting from the several spices put to use within the food of Bolivia, which are their very own.”

“The gastronomy of Bolivia is quite interesting and varied and has managed to help keep its roots and uniqueness in an admirable way in such a way that the Bolivians can proudly continue passing the recipes which have come to their hands from lots of generations ago towards the following ones.”

[I have to add all those recipes enriched by all Cultures that came to Bolivia, for example a delicious noodle stew (China, Italy): aji de video; a soap with ingredients from the highlands and Spain, as the latter brought cattle: chairo; beef also brings us the two different versions: churrasco (lowlands) and parrillada (highlands, valleys) which are our version of the American barbecue but with large and tender portions of meat. All of the above came after the Tiwanacu or Inca’s influence. Bolivia has a unique spicy chili, unique and in flavor, its called locoto. Our corn is larger and more delicious than the yellow one which is used in countries like the USA and Brazil. Finally, this article does not mention peanuts, which is originally from the Chaco region, an ecosystem we share with Paraguay and Argentina.]

Published by Bolivian Thoughts

Senior managerial experience on sustainable development projects.

2 thoughts on “The Food of Bolivia and its history

  1. Excellent post however , I was wondering if you could write a litte more on this subject?
    I’d be very grateful if you could elaborate a little bit further. Cheers!

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