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Araucanía

Araucania, Chile
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Mapuche Cuisine

Araucanía, a region in central Chile where Mapuche culture is alive and thriving, is a great place in which to try the indigenous cuisine. The sacred pehuén tree, also called an araucaria, is the source of one of the area’s greatest delicacies: piñon nuts, which are toasted to jazz up salsas and salads or dried and ground for use as flour. Among other Mapuche favorites are long flatbreads known as catutos, spread with honey or local berry jams and served on special occasions.