Caldo verde soup

by Jeanne on March 6, 2015

in Recipes - gluten-free, Soup

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Authenticity (n) - truthfulness of origins, attributes, commitments, sincerity, devotion, and intentions

Thus spake Wikipedia. And it’s a word that you increasingly hear being bandied about as a buzzword. If anybody under the age of 75 or so gets on a plane these days to go somewhere else, they no longer want to identify themselves as tourists. “Oh no,” they say disdainfully, “I am a traveller, not a tourist.  I travel to have authentic experiences abroad.”  Hmmm. If you were to take that to its logical conclusion, in a country like Brazil or South Africa, this might mean living in a corrugated iron shack without running water, having to beg or steal for money for food, and having either the police or the local criminal gangs shoot a few rounds over your head as you attempt to go about your daily business. Sound like fun? Probably not.  But these are the authentic daily lives of millions of people in these countries. Being driven around a favela or a township in a minibus and deposited at the door of a friendly local householder who is paid by the tourist board, to dine with his poor-but-happy family in his humble-but-scrubbed-clean home before being whisked back to your hotel?  Authentic? Not so much. Click here for a full portion →

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