Finding Food and Adventure: Belize
My trip started as a passenger on a plane so small a child might consider it a toy. I arrived in St Ignacio, Belize, alone but for the pilot and Nigel, my fantastic guide from Gaïa Riverlodge where I’d be staying. Nigel was happy to indulge my craving for food culture by almost immediately stopping at a roadside stand in Santa Helena where an older woman was making tortillas. We again then stopped for the sun-dried peanuts in the small town of San Antonio and once more to show me his favorite spot for rice & beans. To clarify rice & beans is a Sunday supper ritual in Belize where rice and beans are cooked together with coconut milk. Not to be confused with the seemingly similar but in-fact very different beans & rice where the beans and rice are cooked and served separately.