Everything You Need to Know About Easter in Latin America

Everything You Need to Know About Easter in Latin America

Easter in Latin America is a major holiday since it's the region with the most Catholics in the world. Although I am not a Catholic, I learned to appreciate the beauty and solemnity for the Holy Week festivities (Semana Santa) in Ecuador. It seemed to me like the whole country would shut down to renew their connection with their Catholic faith. The festivities of Easter or Holy Week (Semana Santa)...Read More
Fanesca: Ecuadorian Soup for Lent

Fanesca: Ecuadorian Soup for Lent

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CocinoConKnorr #CollectiveBias In Ecuador, we have a traditional dish called Fanesca that is only eaten during Lent and Easter. It represents the religious beliefs and a little of the history of my home country. While I didn't grow up celebrating Lent, this highly elaborated dish helped me to appreciate its relevance in my Ecuadorian heritage. I am impressed with...Read More
Fanesca: An Easter Symbol From Ecuador

Fanesca: An Easter Symbol From Ecuador

Every year my family attends the Easter festivities at the local park. My kids look forward to fill their colorful basket with eggs and give high fives to the Easter bunny. After the egg hunt is over, we come back home to eat an attempted Fanesca, an Ecuadorian dish that represents faith, diversity and history. While Easter eggs and the Easter bunny are the typical Easter symbols in America, the Fanesca epitomizes...Read More