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Easter Soup – A Latin American Favorite

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Photo courtesy of Laylita’s Recipes

Welcome to this Foreign Food challenge.  This mouth-watering photo is certainly timely, with Easter just around the corner.  

Think you know the origin of this dish?  Below are a few clues to get you guessing:

  • The country of origin lies south in the Southern Hemisphere.  It also lies in the Northern Hemisphere.
  • Doctors in this country will make house calls.
  • The currency is the US Dollar.
  • Christina Maria Aguilera’s father immigrated from this country.
  • Currently, this country is in the same time zone as Chicago.
  • The official language is Spanish.
  • The country is the world’s largest exporter of bananas.
  • A typical meal here consists of soup, followed by a plate of rice and meat.
  • This country is home to the Panama hat.

In which country do you think this delicious soup originated?

Would you like to try some of this soup?  You can recreate the dish at home.  Laylita has posted the recipe on her blog and you can get it by clicking here.

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Tuesday 22nd of April 2014

Very cool! I can see why they only make it once a year as it is very labor intensive. I would love a taste :).


Monday 21st of April 2014

I'm not sure where it's from but it looks like it'll taste really good though.

debra p

Monday 21st of April 2014

I'm really not sure where the soup is from but it looks delicious. I really like that it is like a complete meal!

Kelly @ Texas Type A Mom

Sunday 20th of April 2014

I'm going to guess Panama?


Tuesday 22nd of April 2014

Nope - it's Ecuador. Who would have thought that they are the ones to make the famous Panama hats?


Sunday 20th of April 2014

Looks like a delicious comfort soup