Pasteleria La Cocina de Elisa


Harvest and Lunch with the Mapuche People at the Cocina Mapu Iyagl Cooking School - Curarrehue, Chile

You won’t find La Cocina de Elisa on a Google map, but if you’re in the small Chilean village of Curarrehue—home to a sizable portion of the indigenous Mapuche people—you can probably find the pasteleria by following the scent of pine nut-flour sopapillas and shortbread cookies with dulce de leche filling. The walls of the small wooden building are stocked with jars of preserved fruits, and a small counter holds a deceptively modest treasure trove of homemade sweets, made with ingredients grown and harvested nearby.

Recommended Dishes:
  • Alfajor: Shortbread Pine Nut Cookies with Dulce de Leche Filling
  • Sopapilla: Pine Nut Flour Bread

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