This flavorful spicy condiment is known simply as picante. Every restaurant typically serves their own homemade version of it.
I cannot remember the name of this beef soup, but it's perfect in the morning after a night of drinking. Adding a healthy amount of picante to it helps to sweat out everything bad.
A presentation on xanthan gum. It's interesting to see the beginning steps of the modern food movement coming into Venezuela.
Uber-famous cookbook author in Venezuela. He gave Chef K and I each signed copies of his revised book, "Mi Cocina." His books are the best known documentation of the cuisine of Venezuela.
Drinking while driving is legal in Venezuela... well, maybe not totally legal, but very socially acceptable. What a country!
Beautiful landscapes... sugar cane fields surrounded by 150 year old palm trees and lush mountains.
We filled our cups with rum and coke at Santa Theresa rum plantation before hitting the road again for Valencia from Caracas.
Chadzilla sipping 25 year old rum in the shade of giant oaks while overlooking the sugarcane fields and mountains of the Santa Theresa rum plantation... life is good.
This yuca bread is served everywhere in Venezuela... always crispy with a nice toasted flavor.
I grabbed this picture while we were making the 3 hour drive from Caracas to Valencia. This is what the typical housing looks like... make-shift houses poking out of the mountain sides.