most of these have a mix of bolivian food and also peruvian, argentinian, mexican, and other cuisine types thrown in ~ bolivian food just isn’t well known, which is a shame, because it is delicious.
~ Rincon Latino Restaurant
1734 S.Euclid St. Anaheim, CA 92802
~ Norah’s Place
5667 Lankershim Boulevard
North Hollywood, CA
~ La Kantuta
10863 Magnolia Blvd
North Hollywood, CA 91601
~ Pena Pacha Mama
1630 Powell Street
San Francisco, CA
outside of california:
~ Bolivian Restaurant
1040 Chalkstone Avenue
(review from providence phoenix)
~ Tutto Bene Italian Restaurant & Grill
501 N. Randolph St.
(has a bolivian brunch on the weekends according to this review)
~ Los Troncos
730 E 6th Ave
Denver, CO 80203
~ Pike Pizza
4111 Columbia Pike
(review from washingtonian)
~ Rinconcito Boliviano
4824 Boiling Brook Pkwy
(review from washingtonian)
~ Luzmila’s Cuisine
809 W. Broad St
Falls Church, VA
~ El Pike
6138 Arlington Blvd
Falls Church, VA
1520 First Ave
~ Inca Garden
San Jose, CA
the best places for bolivian news:
- » www.narconews.com
- » bolivia indymedia
- » znet’s boliviawatch
- » nadir.org/initiativ/agp
- » cajpe.org.pe
- » washington office on latin america
- » andean information network
- » demands sent to the president jan 2003 by social organizations, road blockaders, & more (in english // in spanish)
- » from the excellent web site www.narconews.com, a series of articles about the 2003 presidential elections
- part i:democracy’s abundant harvest // el poder del pueblo
- part ii:ambassador’s tango // tango del embajador
- part iii:paradise regained // paraiso recobrado
- part iv:bolivia’s new face // nueva cara de bolivia
- » intrevista con evo morales
- » this article on the cumbre conference in santa cruz nov 2003.
humintas are delicious! they look like tamales but they’re better. i’ll try to remember to take pictures the next time i make them.
4 cups fresh ground corn
1/4 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper, if desired
1 cup butter
1 cup boiling water
1 spoonful salt
2 spoonfuls sugar
5 fresh cheese (fresh mozzarella will work ok, but a soft farmer’s cheese works best)
1 teaspoon anise in grain
enough corn husks to make 8 large humintas or 16 small ones
» Heat a large casserole over high heat. Add ground cayenne pepper with the water cup. Let it cook until the water has evaporated. Add the butter and let it cook for five minutes. As soon as the mixture boils, remove from heat and add it to the four cups of ground corn. Mix quickly and add sugar, salt, always stirring.
» Add anise and cinnamon (if wanted, which you do).
» Take two husks, join them by the wide parts. In the middle place one or two spoonfuls of the corn mixture with a slice of cheese. Close them by doubling first the husk on top and later the one at the bottom and finally the sides. Tie them using a string made of husks. Do the same with all.
» In a large casserole put two rows of corn cobs covered with some husks. Add boiling water until covering the first row of cobs. Place the humintas on top and cover them again with husks. Let them cook over medium heat for forty-five minutes.
» To know for sure when humintas are ready, cook a potato with them. When the potato is cooked, humintas also will be ready. Serve them hot.
mmmm, some of my favorite bolivian food. here’s some recipes i’ve collected, mostly from the cookbook ‘epicuro andino’..
- » humintas: i’ve made these before, they’re really good and not too sweet, unlike many desserts..
- » silpancho: hands down, one of the best meals in the world
- » papas a la huancaina
- » llauchas
- » pazancaya: like kettle corn, but so much better!
- » salteñas
also, here’s a list of some local bolivian vegetables
some other decent links on bolivian food (not that there’s much out there..):
- » Andean Lives by Gregorio Condori Mamani and Asunta Quispe HuamÃ¡n (in english // en castellano)
- » ‘Tambo: Life in an Andrean Village by Julia Meyerson (in english)
- » The Hold Life Has: Coca and Cultural Identity in an Andean Community by Catherine J. Allen (info)
- » I Am Rich Potosi: The Mountain That Eats Men by Stephen Ferry
- » Coca, Cocaine, and the Bolivian Reality by Madeline B. LÃ©ons and H. Sanabria
- » Fire from the Andes : Short Fiction by Women from Bolivia, Ecuador, and Peru
- » Precarious Dependencies : Gender, Class, and Domestic Service in Bolivia by Lesley Gill
- » Si me permiten hablar…: testimonio de una mujer de las minas de Bolivia [Let Me Speak! Testimony of Domitila, a Woman of the Bolivian Mines] by Domitila B. De Chungara
- » Pichka Harawikuna : Five Quechua Poets edited by Julio Noriega Bernuy
- » Hotel Bolivia: The Culture of Memory in a Refuge from Nazism by Leo Spitzer
- » I Spent My Life in the Mines: The Story of Juan Rojas, Bolivian Tin Miner by June Nash
- » We Alone Will Rule: Native Andean Politics in the Age of Insurgency by Sinclair Thomson
- » Llamas, Weavings & Organic Chocolate. Multicultural Grassroots Development in the Andes & Amazon of Bolivia by Kevin Healy