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Mix and Match Latin American Food Game

Mix and Match Latin American Food Game

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.

  1. In what country would you most likely be able to order a dish made with Mole?
  2.  Coffee and bananas are the two main agricultural exports of what country?
  3.  You would easily be able to order Pepian, a traditional meat stew, in what country?
  4.  What is the national dish of El Salvador?
  5. Nicaragua produces some of the best rum in the world, the most famous brand of which is called:
  6.  Roadside stands in several Latin American coastal areas sell fresh, green coconuts, or _______ in Spanish.
  7.  What is the national dish of Belize?
  8.  Gallo pinto, a blend of rice and beans, is served up to three times per day in which country?
  9.  Which country is now the fifth largest exporter of wines in the world?
  10.  What is the national dish of Honduras?
  11.  Beef is to Argentina as ________ is to Chile.
  12.  Ticos (Costa Ricans) love to snack on Arreglados, little meat-filled sandwiches. In Costa Rica, these foods are called:
  13.  Which Latin American country has adapted an afternoon tradition of onces ― literally "elevenses," or afternoon tea?
  14.  The Aztecs prized what bean so highly that it was their form of currency?
  15.  The staple foods of the Mayan culture were:
  16.  What is a labor-intensive Christmas-time food that is popular in many Latin American countries:
  17.  What popular Latin American beverage varies in taste and ingredients depending on the country in which it is served?
  18.  What distilled spirit can only be produced in the Jalisco region of Mexico?
  19.  The tomato as we know it came from:
  20.  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 Below. 

  • Costa Rica
  • seafood
  • Chile
  • Flor de Caña
  • Cocoa
  • corn, beans and squash
  • tamales
  • Nicaragua
  • Papusa, a very thick tortilla.
  • street foods
  • Yucatán, Mexico
  • Horchata
  • Stewed chicken with rice and beans.
  • Chocolate
  • Guatemala
  • Mexico
  • Chile
  • Plato Tipico: a plate of beef, rice, beans, fried plantain, salty cheese and tortillas.
  • Pipas
  • Tequila

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? Click here for our locations.

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