How well do you know the food customs of the eight Latin
American countries that celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month? Match
the following questions to the list of answers below and test your
knowledge of the culinary traditions of these fascinating
countries. These traditions, some dating back thousands of years,
have had a significant impact on the foods we eat today.
- In what country would you most likely be able to order a dish
made with Mole?
- Coffee and bananas are the two main agricultural exports
of what country?
- You would easily be able to order Pepian, a traditional
meat stew, in what country?
- What is the national dish of El Salvador?
- Nicaragua produces some of the best rum in the world, the most
famous brand of which is called:
- Roadside stands in several Latin American coastal areas
sell fresh, green coconuts, or _______ in Spanish.
- What is the national dish of Belize?
- Gallo pinto, a blend of rice and beans, is served up to
three times per day in which country?
- Which country is now the fifth largest exporter of wines
in the world?
- What is the national dish of Honduras?
- Beef is to Argentina as ________ is to Chile.
- Ticos (Costa Ricans) love to snack on Arreglados, little
meat-filled sandwiches. In Costa Rica, these foods are called:
- Which Latin American country has adapted an afternoon
tradition of onces ― literally "elevenses," or afternoon
- The Aztecs prized what bean so highly that it was their
form of currency?
- The staple foods of the Mayan culture were:
- What is a labor-intensive Christmas-time food that is
popular in many Latin American countries:
- What popular Latin American beverage varies in taste and
ingredients depending on the country in which it is served?
- What distilled spirit can only be produced in the Jalisco
region of Mexico?
- The tomato as we know it came from:
- The Mayan's "Food of the Gods," arguably the New World's
greatest gift to civilization, is called:
Match the Questions Above to the Correct Answers
- Costa Rica
- Flor de Caña
- corn, beans and squash
- Papusa, a very thick tortilla.
- street foods
- Yucatán, Mexico
- Stewed chicken with rice and beans.
- Plato Tipico: a plate of beef, rice, beans, fried plantain,
salty cheese and tortillas.
Hungry for more?
Stop by your local Fiesta Mart where we offer foods from these
countries and around the world in our Produce
Department and International
Department. Need to find the closest Fiesta Mart to you?
here for our locations.