Monthly Archives: December 2010

Comida Nica

nicaragua1People often ask me what Nicaraguan food is like. My immediate response is usually “It’s not very pretty…” But I’ve changed my mind.  I got together with the very talented photographer Kristin Teig and came up with these images—Nica food cleans up nice!

From top left:

- Gallopinto (rice-and-beans), corn tortillas, and cheese on banana leaf background.

- Chicharrón con yuca—popular Nicaraguan street food served on banana leaf and eaten sans utensils: boiled yuca, pork cracklings, and vinegar-y cabbage slaw.

- Coca-Cola—in a bottle, and in a plastic baggie, as it is sometimes served (you can’t walk off with the bottles because they’ll be picked up and refilled at the Coca-Cola factory!).

- Hojuelas: fried discs of dough drenched in simple syrup.

- Mango “seleque” —we  add a generous pinch of coarse salt to tart mango.