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picante

picante

This flavorful spicy condiment is known simply as picante. Every restaurant typically serves their own homemade version of it.


breakfast

breakfast

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.


chef juan pablo velasquez

chef juan pablo velasquez

A presentation on xanthan gum. It's interesting to see the beginning steps of the modern food movement coming into Venezuela.


armando scannone

armando scannone

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 on the road

drinking on the road

Drinking while driving is legal in Venezuela... well, maybe not totally legal, but very socially acceptable. What a country!


santa theresa rum plantation

santa theresa rum plantation

Beautiful landscapes... sugar cane fields surrounded by 150 year old palm trees and lush mountains.


ready for the road

ready for the road

We filled our cups with rum and coke at Santa Theresa rum plantation before hitting the road again for Valencia from Caracas.


in the moment

in the moment

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.


casabe flatbread

casabe flatbread

This yuca bread is served everywhere in Venezuela... always crispy with a nice toasted flavor.


suburban housing

suburban housing

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.


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