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Traditional Cooking with Elieth

Most people who still make traditional tamales use banana leaves. Here in the Boruca territory, you will learn something different. Walk around the farm to collect Bijagua leaves and then learn how to cut, clean and prepare them for tamal making! Also, these tamales use rice instead of corn, cooked slowly over a wood-burning traditional stove. Help Elieth chop vegetables and work in the kitchen to cook and wrap the tamales in the Bijagua leaves. Then learn how to tie them closed using the fiber from the Itabo flower. Learn some traditional Borucan words as you cook and discover a history and story of Costa Rica that you may never find anywhere else.

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Activity $15
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