Baho, or vaho, is one of the cornerstones of Nicaraguan cuisine. Beef, plantains and yuca (cassava) are wrapped in banana leaves and steamed over water in a large pot. Baho is food for a Sunday afternoon. Start the recipe on Saturday by marinating the meat. Vaho means "mist" in Spanish and evokes the unique cooking method for this hearty meal.

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Corn Masa Cookies Sweeten Nicaraguan Life | Rosquillas are an explosion of Mesoamerica in your mouth that starts in a remote mountain village in Nicaragua. I am visiting my daughter, Gabriella, in the campo, studying Spanish while decompressing from life in America; leaving behind computer, cellphone and running water, and breathing sweet mountain air. El Lagartillo is a sparse farming settlement on […]

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Nicaraguan Cabbage Slaw - try something new with this cabbage, carrot, red onion, and tomato coleslaw dressed in a lime vinaigrette | Curious Cuisiniere

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These Nicaraguan pastelitos, or “small cakes," are stuffed with chicken, fried and then rolled in sugar for a savory yet sweet snack.

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Queso frito (Fried cheese); you can actually fry any cheese. throw a handful of swiss appenzeller or smoked provolone in a fry pan heated at medium. it will fry like an egg. place on a plate and scarf it up!

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