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Latin American Encounter in Bristol

 BristoLatino members Rebecca Wilson and Martha Parsons attended the annual Latin Fair in Bristol, to represent the magazine and savour some of the continent’s tastiest treats. After months of preparation, weeks of rehearsals and a day and night of cooking, the second Latin American Encounters fair was ready for action. People spilled in eager to taste the flavours of the […]

A Taste of Mexico in Bristol

Editor-in-Chief Rebecca Wilson met up with the masterminds behind ‘La Clandestina’, who bring the authentic taste of Mexico to diners in Bristol, with a social twist. Nidia and Nirvana were reminiscing about their home country over a beer when the realisation kicked in- that this one beer in England would buy you a whole meal in […]

Bogotá’s backdoor Chicha museum

Bristolatino writers Rebecca Wilson and Hermione Greenhalgh, who currently live in Bogota, visit a secret gem in the historic centre telling the story of Bogotá’s earliest settlers and their favourite alcoholic drink.  Just off the famous Chorro de Quevedo in La Candelaria, Bogotá’s historic centre of alpaca jumpers, guitars and gaitas, lies a seemingly typical bar. […]

Bogotá, more than just a layover

An insight into the capital of Colombia: a vibrant and energetic city surrounded by the Andes mountains with much more to offer than it seems. 3rd Year Bristol Student Emily Cohen tells us more. Whilst travelling around beautiful Colombia and speaking to other tourists, I discovered that most had only visited Bogotá for a few hours, whilst […]

Can Westerners meaningfully engage with Ayuhuasca?

Mexican-Israeli mastermind, Adam Andros Aronovich, lives in the Peruvian Amazon and works as a research coordinator for the Chaikuni Institute and the Temple of the Way of Light. He is an active member of the Medical Anthropology Research Center in Catalunya and has written for various publications around the world. This is an abbreviated version of his original article […]

A Colombian Christmas Carol

BristoLatino music editor Rebecca Wilson talks us through the soundtrack to her first Christmas in Colombia The name given to Christmas songs sung in Spain and Latin America, Villancicos, comes from the nature of those who traditionally sing them: villagers from rural regions. Villancicos are only heard in December and are songs that used to tell stories […]

Prawn Moqueca (Moqueca de Camarão)

Serves 6 people Active time: 30 minutes Total time: 50 minutes Notes: Dendê is an red, unrefined palm oil, and the heart of the dish. You can find it in most African or Asian supermarkets. Bahian recipes will call for pimenta-de-cheiro, or pimenta malagueta, but unfortunately, it’s virtually impossible to find these here. The type […]

Sacred Food and Martial Arts in Brazil’s Northeast

Unlike the rest of the country, seafood and coconut are prominent in the kitchens of Salvador da Bahia, but as BristoLatino food editor James Freeman finds out, it is dendê that really feeds the city. Palm oil has a reputation. The mere mention brings to mind ecological devastation in Indonesia and charity appeals to save the orangutans. […]

The wonder of Dulce de leche

                                  BristoLatino’s food editor Naomi Myerson takes us to a sweet-toothed paradise. In 2013 my older sister married a Uruguayan, a union that has been pretty fab in numerous ways but with one significant perk worthy of a mention: […]