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Paletas: Icy, spicy, cool
Must-visit shops next time I'm in LA: Paletas - Mexican ice pops - include such flavors as mango con chile, cantaloupe, corn, chamoy, strawberry and rice. The handmade ice pops are based on flavors traditionally found in Mexico and can be water- or cream-based. The paletería business in L.A. is expanding, reaching Latinos and non-Latinos alike.
Baho Recipe (Nicaraguan beef, plantains and yuca steamed in banana leaves)
Baho, or vaho, is one of the cornerstones of Nicaraguan cuisine. Beef, plantains and yuca (cassava) are wrapped in banana leaves and steamed over water in a large pot. Baho is food for a Sunday afternoon. Start the recipe on Saturday by marinating the meat. Vaho means "mist" in Spanish and evokes the unique cooking method for this hearty meal.