El Salvador is one of the few countries we’ve covered so far where, colonial influences aside, its indigenous cuisine hasn’t yet faced the abstract brush strokes of regional and international chefs. Today, we visit Casamiento to try the national dish, pupusa, which can be traced to an Indigenous recipe from 2000 years ago.
Perhaps the most unifying aspect of South Africa’s food culture is braaivleis, or grilled meat in Afrikaans. Braai is the equivalent of saying barbecue in the US – it refers not just to food, but also the cooking implement and broader social culture. Today, we try some at Plan B, Toronto’s only South African restaurant.