Adventures in Food
These little tidbits have nothing to do with cooking per se, but with food in general.
My old host sister Cheni, 7, is very curious and always asking me about the food that is in my house. Here is a short list of food that she has asked me about, having either never seen before, or not known their names. Peanut butter, almonds, dried cranberries, jelly beans, chocolate covered raisins, granola.
This occurred to a gringo who is the owner of an eco-lodge in my site. One afternoon after work he offers a worker of about 15 years a can of soda. The kid looks at it, not knowing what to do with it. He knew what its contents were, as the words Coca-Cola were written on the side, but not how to open the can. You see, soda bottles are much more common in the campo, and so the kid had never seen a can before.