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Bread made from the earth

Any regrets over the missing monkeys are forgotten when Jorge comes up with a real treat—cassava bread, which is made from the yucca plant.

Earlier this morning we'd watched a woman bake fresh cassava bread over an open fire inside her home, which caused us to almost miss the Tourist Train; we had to run a short distance to catch up with it.

When we return from Cuero y Salado the bread is freshly ready. Jorge buys several “loaves” the size and shape of a huge wafer-thin pizza crust.

Because the yucca was boiled with garlic before being baked, pieces of the bread turn out to be the best garlic chips ever.

Jorge claims the bread can be kept for a year without spoiling. I continue to break off more chunks so at least one loaf won't face that problem.

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