Latin American Gastronomy Tour: Mexico and Costa Rica, a Photo Essay

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A photo journey through the meals of my summer abroad!

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Costa Rican breakfast in Heredia: Fried eggs, French bread with fresh cheese and butter


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Lunch at la Universidad Latina de Heredia: Grilled chicken, white rice, black beans, pasta salad, with lime mayonnaise, mustard, and hot sauce


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Window view of a cake shop and bakery at a bus stop near my host family’s home


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Enjoying a daiquiri with fresh Costa Rican strawberries, a major national crop


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Dinner at an Italian Restaurant in Paseo de los Flores, Heredia


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Costa Rican buffet with brown rice, chicken, and mixed vegetables and salad greens with a creamy lime vinaigrette


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Traditional Costa Rican meal with grilled chicken, black beans, white rice, plantains, mixed greens, and mashed yucca


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Costa Rican lunch: Refried beans, bean empanadas, roasted potatoes with pork, and yellow rice


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Mexican breakfast: Handmade corn tortillas with refried beans, eggs, chorizo, and avocado


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My Mexican kitchen in Monterrey


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Street vendor selling jalapenos and pineapples in Guadalupe, Nuevo Leon


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Street vendor selling fresh corn tortillas on the streets of Guadalupe


Sarah Caton is a Junior at the University of Kentucky majoring in Gender and Women’s Studies and Spanish. In the Summer of 2014, she participated in a study abroad program in Costa Rica through partner provider Sol Education Abroad