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7 Types of Chilean Bread You Need to Try

sopaipillas

When visiting Chile, if you feel like you’re seeing panaderias (bakeries) on almost every block and are wondering if your mind is playing tricks on you, it’s not. Chileans are the second biggest bread consumers in the world, after the Germans, with each person putting away an average of anywhere between 86 and 95 kilograms of bread a year.

Try Chile's classic hot dog for "Completo Day"!

In Chile, May 24th can only mean one thing: it’s Dia de Completo, or Completo Day!

What is a completo? It’s Chile’s favorite kind of dog - hot dog, that is.

Just as with cities like Chicago and New York, which have their own quintessential versions of hotdogs in the “Chicago Dog” or the “New York hotdog”, the completo is Chile’s classic fast food ‘dog, although they’re a little more lenient with swapping out toppings.

These 10 Regional Dishes are Chile's Go-To Winter Fare

cordero al palo

It may be heading toward summer in the northern hemisphere, but down in the southern half of the world, winter has getting ready to set in, and nothing helps people get through the long, cold days and nights better than some hearty seasonal foods and beverages using delicious native ingredients and recipes passed down from generation to generation. 

Get to know Puerto Natales - The Gateway to Torres del Paine

Hotel on Puerto Natales Waterfront

Known as the gateway to Torres del Paine National Park, the town of Puerto Natales may seen by many as a quick stopover before heading off into the surrounding wilderness in search of adventure and natural wonder, but taking a few days to explore the town and its immediate surroundings offers a glimpse into the diverse and fascinating history and culture of this part of Patagonia.

Patagonia's Past: The Legend of the Calafate Berry

Calafate berry. Picture by Quintessential Adventures

When visiting Patagonia, especially during the breezy spring and summer months of November through March, while traipsing along the well-worn trails you’ll probably encounter deep-blue, almost purple berries dangling from small bushes huddled under trees and other shrubs. While they could easily be mistaken for blueberries, don’t be deceived: these are Calafate berries, indigenous to the region, deeply rooted in Patagonian folklore, and delightfully yummy to snack on.

Take a Bite of Chile's Best Sandwiches

chacarero

Cultures and countries all over the world have each added their own unique twist to one of the most common and enoyable meals of all time: the sandwich. The medianoche, the Philly, the banh mi, the doner kebab, the croque monsieur...a good “sammie” transcends borders and connects people all over the world, because who doesn’t love a good sandwich?

8 Reasons Chile's Central Wine Valleys are the Perfect Romantic Getaway

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, which means it’s time to start figuring out how to mark the occasion. But this year, in place of the usual fancy dinner with wine, why not go right to the source of that aphrodisiac libation and spend Valentines in the heart of South American wine culture: Chile’s wine valleys.

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