Poet and literature professor Shawn Bowers kicks up mouth-watering flavors as she prepares her native Costa Rican gallo pintorecipe. Breakfast is definitely my favorite meal of the day, and nothing packs an energy boost more than a traditional Costa Rican morning meal of beans and rice…with a cracked egg on top. Wash this down with a cafe con leche and you’re on your way. Shawn’s cooking demo of her ultimate comfort food is just the beginning of a rewarding conversation surrounding cultural identity, food choices and the power of ‘the other’.
Shawn’s Pantry Must-Have: Sazón Completa, Salsa Lizano, can of black beans
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Shawn’s Gallo Pinto Recipe
…a shortcut for when you really miss home or have a hankering for Tico food