Meet The Meat: Tongue

If you go to the meat counter at most any Costa Rican supermarket, you're likely to come across this: That's right, it's cow tongues! In the future I'll be posting more articles about Costa Rican food, but I wanted to mention a few general things about Costa Rican cuisine first. As we saw before, geographically, Costa Rica is not Puerto Rico. In that same vein, culinarily, Costa Rica is not Mexico, no matter how hard you wish it to be. In general Costa Rican food is definitely not spicy, Read more [...]

Costa Rica Isn’t Puerto Rico!? (Plus Four Other Useful Tips)

If you're planning a trip to Costa Rica, or even if you're just curious about the country, there are a few things that you should know before you come here. Here's a crash course in the top five important things to know about Costa Rica that came to my mind as I wrote this: 1. Costa Rica is not Puerto Rico. This is a controversial point, but no matter how much you try to insist on this issue, you'll notice that the normally easygoing Costa Ricans won't budge on this matter. With this fact also Read more [...]