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Lying just below Mexico and spanning south across the equator for nearly 5,000 miles down to the tip of Antarctica, Central and South America make up the fourth largest land mass on the planet. Lush rainforests, high desert plateaus, fertile grasslands, rolling plains, and a list of superlatives that includes the world’s highest waterfall, largest river, and longest mountain range (the Andes) make this continent and its connecting Isthmus of Panama a geological superstar.This area is where many of our favorite foods originated, first cultivated in the pre-Columbian era by Peru’s sophisticated Quechua, or Inca civilization, and Mexico’s Mayan Indians. The list is long and colorful, including bananas, chocolate, corn, potatoes, sweet peppers, chile peppers, quinoa, cassava, vanilla, and tomatoes.
 

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THRILLED with the results. I didn't have a big enough pan to submerse it, so I used a cooking...

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Most delicious beef stew ever! It takes forever to cook, though. Make sure you have plenty of...

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Great chili! Used grounded top round and it's worth it for the tenderness. Not too spicy, just...

 
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