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I am Eileen Smith. ExBrooklynite, current living in Santiaguina (Santiago, Chile dweller).
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  • Chile food hack, s'mores version 1 week ago My ire for those who search high and low for exact replicas of the homeland food products is irrationally great. Particularly when they are from the same place as me, and insist time after time after time that they must have: graham crackers! regular cheerios! or whatever! This time of year...
  • When in doubt, make it yourself. The detergent report. 2 weeks ago Amid recent reports of price fixing among of all things, toilet paper manufacturers, I return time and again to the things that are difficult, impossible or expensive to buy in Santiago. I had always noticed that toilet paper seemed disproportionately expensive, at somewhere around 80 cents US a...
  • I give you: the beansnake, or the midweek Vega report 2 weeks ago I was on my way home from the doctor today, for the long-fought asthmapalooza extravaganza, and decided to pop into the Vega. Bought a bunch of stuff, as I am wont to do, and rejoiced at the price of overripe tomatoes, because I am constitutionally incapable of staying away from this homemade...
  • The world tastes like so many things, Bogotá market report 3 weeks ago You would be forgiven for thinking that all the things you have tasted fill the entire book of your palate’s possible trigger points. That every taste could be described in terms of other tastes. That’s what wine lovers will have you believe, with their hundred and something recognized tastes...
  • How to make your casero smile (aka: feria report, pasamos agosto version) 3 months ago Midweek feria visit! The weekends have been busy or I’ve had stuff to do early, and haven’t got a chance to head down to the Vega of late, so my fridge was really hurting. However, spring has sprung, and so everyone and their brother is planning meals out of the house a-plenty, so I didn’t... Expat Blog Awards 2012: Chile Gold Award!

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