Oregon
Chile
Costa Rica

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Join us as we explore comfort foods from around the globe with our 2022 Passport to Flavor culinary tour. Whether your idea of comfort is a savory soup, a salty snack, or a decadent dessert, you’re sure to find a dish that hits the spot.

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Oregon

Oregon

It’s hard to find something more beloved in America than chicken wings. Everyone has their favorite sauce or seasoning, but we’ve found a variation that Portland locals are sure to love. Our Pineapple Pork Pock Wings are coated with a flavorful sweet and savory sauce, then topped with pineapple tidbits, toasted peanuts, fresh cilantro, and mint.

Roller coasters and ring toss aren’t the only attractions that locals love about state fairs, for many it’s all about the food. Scones are an annual staple of the State Fair, that have been around since 1915. One of their top sellers is the cranberry orange variety, which pairs perfectly with a sweet, strawberry jam.

Did You Know?

Oregon is the nation’s top producer of blackberries.

Oregon

Berry Hazelnut Flatbread

A fluffy buckwheat flatbread topped with a tart and flavorful Blackberry Rosemary Sauce, creamy goat cheese crumbles, juicy mixed berries and freshly sliced prosciutto, finished with a drizzle of local honey.


Pineapple Pork Pock Wings

Inspired by one of the most iconic Portland foods, these wings are fried and then coated with a sticky and flavorful sauce made from reduced pineapple juice, fish sauce and garlic and then topped with pineapple tidbits, toasted peanuts, fresh cilantro and mint.


Cranberry Orange Fair Scones

Crispy, flaky scones filled with tart cranberries and tangy mandarin oranges, served with a sweet and decadent strawberry jam.


Chai BBQ Pork Pizza

An homage to Oregon’s love for chai tea, this dish uses jackfruit and chai spices to create a sweet and flavorful BBQ sauce that is spread on a whole wheat pizza crust and topped with shredded smoked pork, white cheddar cheese, pickled red onions, and golden pineapple wedges.

Costa Rica

Costa Rica

Comfort and familiarity often go hand-in-hand. This rings true for Costa Rican cuisine, known for utilizing many traditional ingredients that are native to the region; such as tropical fruits, vegetables, rice and beans. A beloved dessert that delivers a sense of nostalgia for many locals is arroz con leche (rice pudding). We’ve incorporated bananas for an additional familiar and approachable flavor.

Another regional favorite is patí or (hand pie). Easy to make and easy to eat, these traditional treats are often served as an appetizer or side dish at large gatherings and events. The filling options are endless, but often consist of a savory combination of fresh herbs, vegetables and protein. However, our version utilizes shredded, young green jackfruit as a vegetarian-friendly version of this iconic dish.

Did You Know?

The Costa Rican climate provides 10-15 months of frost-free weather, which is ideal for growing bananas.

Costa Rica

Vegetarian Pati (Costa Rican Handpie)

A rich mixture of jackfruit, onion, peppers, garlic, and thyme is enrobed in a flakey dough featuring achiote paste and beer, then baked until golden brown.


Arroz con Leche de Platano (Banana Rice Pudding)

Rice cooked in butter, cinnamon, and clove combine with sweetened condensed milk, evaporated milk and lime zest then topped with bananas and sprinkled with cinnamon. Enjoyed hot or cold!


Picadillo de Jackfruit

Traditionally, Costa Rican picadillo de chayote is a side dish made with diced chayote, fresh corn, sofrito and cream. This version swaps in Dole jackfruit for a unique twist on the traditional.


Chile

Chile

Resources play a vital role in food culture and have a heavy influence on eating habits. For coastal regions such as Chile, seafood is a staple due to the abundance of fresh fish caught along the Chilean shoreline. Access to fresh seafood has made ceviche a popular and relatively inexpensive dish for Chilean households that can be served as a healthy side or appetizer.

As we’ve seen with many regions, street foods are often some of the most popular comfort dishes, and you can’t go wrong with this fan favorite – doughnuts. In Chile, fruit-filled donuts are a must-try. Like a French beignet, these fried dough balls are filled with a tart and tangy cherry and raspberry filling and dusted with powdered sugar.

Did You Know?

Over 99% of the avocados exported from Chile are Hass avocados.

Chile

Plantain Milkshake

An irresistible blend of sweet plantains, vanilla and cinnamon all come together in this delicious, Chilean-inspired milkshake.


Chilean Ceviche

This ceviche embraces the flavors of the Chilean shoreline. Featuring fresh halibut, vibrant tropical fruit and an array of veggies and spices, marinated in a sweet and sour citrus sauce and served with a side of tortilla chips.


Berlines (Fruit Filled Doughnuts)

This beloved Chilean street food is a must have. Similar to a beignet, these fried dough balls are filled with a tart cherry and raspberry filling and dusted with powdered sugar.


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