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June 17, 2019
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Ecuadorian Chocolate and the Legacy of Cacao

In the present day, Ecuadorian chocolate is flourishing and bringing sustainable changes for those that grow and harvest rare strains of cacao around the country. Keep […]
January 20, 2019

5 of the Best Traditional Drinks in Ecuador

Ecuador’s diversity means that many types of fruit grow in the fertile regions of the country. Many of its traditional drinks use different varieties of fruit, […]
May 2, 2018

Ecuador Coffee: Many Sips to Come!

Fruity notes or even chocolate? Ecuador coffee has a great range of flavors and aromas in each variety produced in this small but surprisingly diverse land. […]
March 26, 2018

Semana Santa in Quito-A Time of Processions, Parades, and Music

Today, about 90% of the people in Ecuador are Catholic.  Holy Week in Quito (Semana Santa) mirrors a week-long string of events. To fully appreciate the grandeur […]
February 5, 2018

A Place at the Table – Inside Ecuador’s Food Culture

Ecuador’s food culture evolved before the Spanish invasion when the Inca and other hunter-gatherer tribes farmed the land.  Potatoes, yucca, and grains from the highlands, fish […]
June 5, 2016
The high-fat, low-carb diet in Ecuador

The high-fat, low-carb diet in Ecuador

Ecuador, on the South American Pacific coast and international equator line, values its diverse traditions and enjoys a great deal of self-sufficiency. Probably a majority of the population is self-employed.