Food food food food food.
The key to my heart, and Santiago has stolen it.
Not in the tourist-like, I'm only eating this because I'm on vacation kind of food, the type of food that I could see myself eating for the rest of my life.
Break(fast) [ FAVORITE ]:
Fresh. Made right in front of your face. Simple.
These are the only words that I can use to describe my feelings towards these meals without getting inappropriate (for those of you who know me, you know how unbelievably happy food makes me).
Avocado is used in almost every meal, (used as a healthy filler in the place of butter or jam for breakfast). YUMMA. The Chilean culture is heavily influenced by bread bread and lots more bread. Every single restaurant you entire here entices you with a whole lotta bread.
It's absolutely amazing to me how much Chileans support local businesses and street vendors.
Unlike the typical New York City type of street vendor, these locals don't need to hoot and holler
to get your attention, their goods attract you themselves.
I pass by this woman every day around 8:30am (7:30am NY time)- look guys I'm
becoming a morning person! I can honestly say that this woman has transformed
the ferocious sleeping beast that is Chelsea Davidson into a fiend for her fresh squeezed
orange juice every morning [ is it legal to bring her home with me? ].
Oh and fun fact of the day: the $5.00 "fresh squeezed" orange juice you can find at Wegmans?
It's 1,000 pesos here, which exchanges into a whopping $1.60 here.
Happily stuffed 100% of the time,
I'm going to come home an avocado.
With love, always