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These Dudes Ate Their Way Through Latin America For A Year

Will travel for food.

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Meet Johannes “Jo” Riffelmacher and Thomas “Cozy” Kosikowski, two guys from Germany who quit their jobs and traveled through Central and South America for an entire year in search of good food and good waves.

Cozy and Jo visited eight countries — Cuba, Mexico, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Ecuador (including the Galapagos Islands), Peru, and Chile.
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Cozy and Jo visited eight countries — Cuba, Mexico, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Ecuador (including the Galapagos Islands), Peru, and Chile.

During their journey, they documented EVERYTHING, which resulted in multiple food recipe videos, like this one ...

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... and these.

... and also an entire book, out this week, called Salt & Silver: Travel, Surf, Cook.

In both their videos and their book, they report on the best local surf spots, the best local food, and even the stories behind the food (like the history of the local restaurants). The book also includes over 90 original and authentic Latin American recipes, all sourced from the locals they met along the way. Here are some of the ~delicious~ local dishes they feature in their book. (A word of caution: There is a 99.999% chance you will probably want to book your own ticket to Latin America STAT.)
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In both their videos and their book, they report on the best local surf spots, the best local food, and even the stories behind the food (like the history of the local restaurants). The book also includes over 90 original and authentic Latin American recipes, all sourced from the locals they met along the way.

Here are some of the ~delicious~ local dishes they feature in their book. (A word of caution: There is a 99.999% chance you will probably want to book your own ticket to Latin America STAT.)

1. This aguacate relleno (stuffed avocado) in Costa Rica:

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2. This aguachile (spicy shrimp cocktail) in Mexico:

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3. These empanadas in Ecuador:

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4. This tiradito de atún con ají amarillo (fresh tuna with pepper sauce) in Peru:

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5. These nacatamales (banana leaves wrapped around a rice mixture and juicy meat) in Nicaragua:

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6. This basic ceviche (raw seafood marinated in citrus juice) in Peru:

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7. And this Polynesian ceviche in Chile:

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8. And this bonito ceviche on beet carpaccio in Costa Rica:

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9. This ropa vieja (pulled beef with rice and black beans) in Cuba:

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10. This pulpo al olivo (octopus with olives) in Peru:

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11. These lobster tails in Panama:

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12. This fish fillet with seafood curry sauce in Ecuador:

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13. And this causa criolla (chicken, potato, and vegetable torte) in Peru:

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Soooo, anyone else a) hungry and b) booking their ticket to Latin America rn?

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Salt & Silver: Travel, Surf, Cook is out now. If you want even more travel inspiration, follow the boys on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Vimeo. You can also visit their website.

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