15 Popular Chilean Dishes Worth Trying: Favorite Food In Chile

3. Empanadas de Pino – Chilean Empanadas

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Typical chilean empanada: empanada de Pino a la horno

A favorite snack food in Chile, these baked pies or empanadas are available pretty much everywhere. You will not miss them. 

In Chile the most traditional empanada filling is called “pino.” The filling is a mixture of minced meat, onions, raisins, black olives and hard boiled eggs.

Having discovered empanadas in Argentina we were quite eager to experience the Chilean version. 

The empanadas in the two Latin American countries are completely different. The most obvious difference is the size. 

In Chilean cuisine, the empanada de pino is huge – almost double the size you find in Argentina. 

The second difference is the shape. In Argentina, the empanadas are half-moon shaped, while in Chile they are squared off. 

Empanadas are typically cooked “al horno”, which means baked in a wood burning oven, or deep fried.

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Listeria-tainted Enoki Mushrooms sicken two in Michigan and Nevada

As of November 15, 2022, two people infected with the outbreak strain of Listeria have been reported from two states. Sick people’s samples were collected from October 5, 2022, to October 8, 2022.

The two sick people are 30 and 42 years old, and they are both males. Both have been hospitalized, and no deaths have been reported.

Both sick people reported eating enoki mushrooms or eating at restaurants with menu items containing enoki mushrooms.

Public health investigators are using the PulseNet system to identify illnesses that may be part of this outbreak. CDC PulseNet manages a national database of DNA fingerprints of bacteria that cause foodborne illnesses. DNA fingerprinting is performed on bacteria using a method called whole genome sequencing (WGS). WGS showed that bacteria from sick people’s samples are closely related genetically. This suggests that people in this outbreak got sick from the same food.

In November 2021,

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Upside Foods Receives First FDA Go-Ahead for Cultivated Meat

For the first time in the United States, FDA has given the green light to cultivated meat. Berkeley, Calif.-based Upside Foods has received the agency’s go-ahead for its lab-grown chicken.

FDA evaluated the information submitted by the firm as part of a pre-market consultation for their food made from cultured chicken cells and has no further questions at this time about the firm’s safety conclusion, according to a November 16 statement from the agency.

While this is a major milestone for cultivated meat, before this food can enter the market, the facility in which it is made also needs to meet applicable USDA and FDA requirements. In addition to FDA’s requirements, which includes facility registration for the cell culture portion, the manufacturing establishment needs a grant of inspection from USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) for the harvest and post-harvest portions, and the

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Florida High School Prepares Students for Foodservice Careers with Culinary Program

High school culinary programs are a great way to get students excited and prepared for a career in the foodservice industry. Over the last 3 years as culinary arts instructor at Miramar High School in Miramar, Fla., John Hammett has seen his students go on to get jobs in restaurants and hospitality.

“I have a few now that are seniors that are going, that are going to go into the industry,” said Hammett.

Before teaching culinary arts, Hammett received degrees in baking, pastry and foodservice management from Johnson and Wales in North Miami and worked in restaurants and pastry.

Miramar High School is a Title 1 school where at least 90% of the student body is on free or reduced lunch and from a low income household. While some students take culinary classes to learn life skills, others use it to prepare for a future in the foodservice industry.


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12 Most Authentic Chilean Seafood Dishes You’ll Want To Try

4. Cazuela de Mariscos – Chilean Seafood Stew

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Delicious cazuela de mariscos or Chilean seafood stew

Cazuela de Mariscos, or Chilean seafood stew, is a tasty  dish with Spanish influence.

It is made with a combination of seafood that has been boiled in a mixture of water, white wine, and onions. 

The stew is then mixed with a variety of other tastes and flavors, including cilantro, lime juice, garlic, chili peppers, and tomatoes.

This Chilean seafood stew, or cazuelas de mariscos, is a delicious way to enjoy the bounty of the sea. 

In South America, you’ll find similar seafood stews in countries like Columbia, Ecuador, and Peru. 

In addition to Chile, these countries border the Pacific coastline and have access to a variety of fresh seafood.

While the recipes in each country differ, they all share a few similar ingredients. Expect to find delicious fish and seafood, white

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