Nicaragua, Granada – Indio Viejo
Staying with a host family in Granada Nicaragua we were always rewarded with smiles, impromptu Spanish lessons, games and, most impressively, some of the best food in Granada. Spending the afternoons preparing meals I re-discovered a common universal language: The language of the kitchen. We all worked together cleaning, cutting, serving and washing. It didn't matter if I knew the word for mint, rice, or sauce. The ingredients were Nicaraguan. The instructions were Spanish. The atmosphere was universal. Cooking, laughter and family helped to create a savory recipe that was far more than just the food on the plate.