One of the things that has surprised us in this country is the price of food. Before we left we thought (perhaps naively) that food here would be cheap. “It’s a developing country, many people are very poor – surely food must be cheap – how else could they live?” The truth is that food here is expensive and takes a huge slice of many peoples’ income – and the poorer you are, the bigger the slice. [Read more…]
That’s chicken with stewed beans to you & me. Today was my first adventure into authentic Dominican Republic cooking.
First we went shopping. I’ve been to the market many times already to buy fruit – but seeing a freshly dead chicken being hacked into pieces was a new experience. Total cost of the food was around DOP $450 (about £8) [Read more…]