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South America runs for 4,750 miles from the Caribbean Sea to the tip of Tierra del Fuego. There is incredible diversity in the cuisines of South America. Native cultures ran up against European colonization; African slaves and laborers from China and India worked the fields. Food and traditions were exchanged and cuisines forever altered. The northern countries inspiration came from the Caribbean. Brazilian food was shaped by Portuguese, African, and Indian traditions. Spain and Italy were most influential on Argentina, where local wines are an important part of meals. The Pampas region of Argentina is home to the cattle industry and the legendary gaucho. On the Pacific side of the Andes lie Chile’s vineyards. To the north, Peru, which gave the world potatoes, continues to cultivate dozens of varieties. Seafood is an important part of South American cuisines, from ceviche to whole fish braised in banana leaves, from salt cod to sea turtle soup.
 

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