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Delicious Food in Latin America

Latin American food traditions

A lot of Spanish speaking countries in Latin America are known for their delicious meals that they prepare. These Spanish speaking countries are known for their delicious plates that they not only make for celebrations, but that they prepare on a daily basis for their meals. It is said that Latin American countries, started making their recipes from the foods that their oppressors {Spain} threw away. They would pick the leftovers and start creating their very own delicious foods that are now known as some delicious plates. The food or ‘la comida’ is a very important part of Latin American countries’ culture.

In order to create some of these delicious meals, there are important ingredients that are crucial to preparing good meals, like corn and meats.  Some of the famous plates in Latin America are ceviche, arepas, empanadas, tamales, carimanola, encebollado,asado,ropa vieja ,mole, bandeja plata and many other foods.

 

In general there are other interesting things one should know about the food  and meals in Latin American. For example, in Latin American when eating together as a family, it is part of their culture that when they finish eating, they stay and chat for a while.  They don’t get up and leave. Latin American people are accustomed to  stay together and chat for awhile. They are very open to each other and what other best time to talk that when done eating. Then, they get up and leave. Also, in Latin American they eat later. For example, breakfast is served early; Before 10:00 am. Lunch is served from 12:00p.m to 4:00 p.m and dinner is served between 7:00 p.m to 10:00 pm.

 

Another interesting thing about Latin American is that when they go out to eat, they don’t leave a tip. It is not part of their culture to leave a tip.

In general, the Latin American food is delicious. Every Latin American place is known for a different and a delicious meal.  Keep up with us so you can learn about different foods.

 

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