LATIN AMERICA

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 familyโ€™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.ย