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by BillVol
Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Food in Chile
Topic: Funny about buying sodas in Chile back in the day
Replies: 7
Views: 397

Re: Funny about buying sodas in Chile back in the day

Don't know where they were hiding the plastic bottles in 1965 but we never saw them. It was all glass. Same in '71-'73. All glass. And speaking of Almac, I waited in many a long line there for a little piece of meat! I don't know if we waited in line for cooking oil, but it was scarce. Even today w...
by BillVol
Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Food in Chile
Topic: Funny about buying sodas in Chile back in the day
Replies: 7
Views: 397

Re: Funny about buying sodas in Chile back in the day

We just paid extra for the bottles when we did our first shop. 1965. I miss Almac. We sure would have been happy to do that if they'd given us that option. But at least progress on finding out how people got them! BTW, according to this, Coke introduced plastic bottles in 1978. https://www.coca-col...
by BillVol
Wed Jul 24, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Food in Chile
Topic: Funny about buying sodas in Chile back in the day
Replies: 7
Views: 397

Re: Funny about buying sodas in Chile back in the day

Yes, things have changed since 1971. The last time we were in Chile (1996), we could buy Coke in plastic liter or two-liter bottles just like in the States. We even saw McDonald's, Taco Bell, TGI Fridays, multi-level shopping malls! We said, "Hell, it ain't even Chile anymore." Just kidding. It's st...
by BillVol
Wed Jul 24, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Food in Chile
Topic: Funny about buying sodas in Chile back in the day
Replies: 7
Views: 397

Funny about buying sodas in Chile back in the day

When we got to Chile around 1971, to buy soda, you had to have an empty glass returnable bottle to bring to the store to exchange for a full bottle of soda. As I recall, these bottles were around two liters. Obviously, when we got off the plane from the USA, we didn't have any empty glass bottles wi...
by BillVol
Sat Jun 01, 2019 1:09 am
Forum: Food in Chile
Topic: Harina sin polvo, con polvo
Replies: 19
Views: 556

Re: Harina sin polvo, con polvo

Well, now that I have 10 posts, I'll link the video I was talking about. Obviously, I have no financial interest in this. I think this is something everyone on this forum will appreciate. How to make marraquetas.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P96WS6L8oaM
by BillVol
Fri May 31, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Food in Chile
Topic: Harina sin polvo, con polvo
Replies: 19
Views: 556

Re: Harina sin polvo, con polvo

Thanks, Gloria. I'm a decent cook but improving at baking. I did make some empanadas not long ago and they turned out really good. Here in East Tennessee, if you want Chilean food, you gotta make it! There was a Chilean lady in Atlanta who baked for Chileans in the area, but she's quit doing it.
by BillVol
Fri May 31, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Food in Chile
Topic: Harina sin polvo, con polvo
Replies: 19
Views: 556

Re: Harina sin polvo, con polvo

Gloria, thanks. Related, is strong flour "harina de trigo"? Are they the same as bread flour? Trying to get all this straight. I could not find a website that had a clear answer. Thanks, again! No, harina de trigo means "wheat flour". Are you trying to make bread? No, going to make some marraquetas...
by BillVol
Fri May 31, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Food in Chile
Topic: Harina sin polvo, con polvo
Replies: 19
Views: 556

Re: Harina sin polvo, con polvo

Gloria, thanks. Related, is strong flour or bread flour called "harina de trigo"? Trying to get all this straight. I could not find a website that had a clear answer. Thanks, again!
by BillVol
Fri May 31, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Food in Chile
Topic: Harina sin polvo, con polvo
Replies: 19
Views: 556

Re: Harina sin polvo, con polvo

Thanks. So sin polvo means self-rising?
by BillVol
Fri May 31, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Food in Chile
Topic: Harina sin polvo, con polvo
Replies: 19
Views: 556

Harina sin polvo, con polvo

Well, I was going to link a YouTube video to a great Chilean chef making marraquetas, but then I saw the "must have ten posts" rule to link something. I don't think I have ten yet. In the video, the chef talks about it being preferable to use harina sin polvo. Can someone transtate that? Does that m...
by BillVol
Sun Mar 03, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Food in Chile
Topic: Nico's Pizza
Replies: 4
Views: 571

Re: Nico's Pizza

Can't wait to return to Chile!
by BillVol
Thu Jan 24, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Food in Chile
Topic: Nico's Pizza
Replies: 4
Views: 571

Re: Nico's Pizza

Around '73. I guess Chile or Stgo has been known for pizza.