Gallo pinto

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Appears in
Winter Food

By Jill Norman

Published 2005

  • About

My younger daughter worked at a scientific research station in Costa Rica a few years ago, and often joked in her e-mails home about her daily consumption of gallo pinto, the local staple of rice and beans. When I went to visit her, it was on the menu in the dining room for breakfast, lunch, and no doubt dinner, too. I soon acquired the local enthusiasm for the dish and during our travels around the country for a couple of weeks I think we ate gallo pinto almost every day, comparing one ver