South American food?
What is your favorite South American dish?
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Her link is to Fabians, which bills itself as 'Mexican and South American'. The owner is from Ecuador, and has traveled widely, and also talks about a Latin Fusion.
The menu has things like
Parillada Mixta (mixed grill) - which sounds like a Mexican-Argentine fusion (beans, tortilla and chimichurri)
Lomo Saltado - Peruvian stir fry
Roast pork - Ecuadorian style http://laylita.com/recipes/2008/01/05...
Ecuadorian empanadas http://laylita.com/recipes/category/a...
'The South American Table' is a relatively new (2003) cookbook that covers the South American end of this cooking, also from the perspective of a well-traveled Ecuadorian.
That really is an enigmatic question.
If the question regards South American (NOT including Mexico and Central/Meso America) dishes:
1. Peru: anticuchos, smoked capybara (ronsoco/majas) from the Amazon, ceviche (w/ chicha morada; Amazon), roast cuy (Andes), and tamales
2. Brasil: feijoada, manicoba, and moqueca
3. Bolivia: saltenas/empanadas, saise, roasted whole goat, Andean cheeses
4. Colombia: ajiaco, pan de yuca
There are certain places and events I feel one must soak in during life's journey. Certainly Bunol's Tomato Festival where truckloads of the fruit are sacrificed. The colorful Hindu springtime festival, Holi (the Indians have a festival practically daily). And without question the nine-day festival of San Fermín in Pamplona and the very famous bull run.
But on point with the OP and food related, to be sure, a visit to the seaside town of Huacho, Peru will inspire some and infuriate others. I am speaking of the Huacho Guinea Pig Festival. Lots of singing and dancing and a famous coy fashion show where the winners are paraded, and the losers are baked, broil, roasted or fried to a tenderness only this rodent could attain.