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Food in Central America: Passion Fruits and Guavas

May 26, 2011

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OK, these are not totally exotic, but how many of us regularly eat them back in the states? I´ve started to make some decent salsas that include the clean taste guava imparts. Trust me those passion fruits my not look awesome with all those slimey seeds, but suspend your prejudice and enjoy a good hearty […]

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Food in Central America: The market- uncommon fruit

May 15, 2011

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Today we took a look at one alternative to Walmart. At the far opposite end of the spectrum, are the market stalls. Today, we headed for the Santa Tecla market and after loading ourselves with Mangoes, Mamones, Maranones (cashew fruit), Maracuya, Zapotes, Nispero, Moras, some giant green beans I’ve never seen and more. We spent […]

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Walmart in El Salvador? Provides jobs or undercuts local business?

May 14, 2011

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Walmart arrived here years ago. Dispensa Don Juan, Dispensa Familiar, and Hyper Paiz are all owned by Walmart. El Salvador is a great place to provide low prices but it is not a good place to undercut local businesses and knock them out of business.

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