A bean recipe for every taste:
_Info_ Bolivia is a country in transition. A referendum on the constitution was held over the weekend. The issues are nationalization of natural resources, land reform, centralization or federalism, and more rights for indigenous people. The first indigenous president has been in power for three years. Evo Morales is also the first to be elected with an absolute majority in a country marked by upheaval. But the country is divided between a rich, powerful upper class and a largely poor, indigenous majority. Bolivia is about twice the size of Spain and stretches from the snow-capped peaks of the Andes to the jungle forests of the Amazon. There are fertile valleys with lush vegetable crops and high-altitude areas where little else grows but quinoa. Neighbor’s Cooking Pot shows how the healthy grains become a traditional stew.
Quinoa has been an important food in the Andean highlands for 6,000 years. The Incas attributed magical powers to it and also used it for ritual acts. The Spanish conquistadors forbade the cultivation of the #unchristian grain#. Quinoa therefore played a subordinate role in South America for a long time, although it is very healthy and contains an extraordinary amount of high-quality egg white and minerals. Because the small seeds ripen unevenly, they are harvested by hand and still thrive at 4,000 m altitude.
For about 15 years, quinoa has been available in our bi