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Cook Authentic Charquican de Cochayuyo

We will make a culinary trip through the ancient Chilean tradition and its fusion with the Spanish one, both two components of our intangible heritage fusion in preparations such as the 'charquican de cochayuyo', a seaweed preparation that combines ancient cultures as the Mapuche, Aymara and Quechua that contains the essence of a historical period of our foundation as a nation

From Santiago
Online Experience
1 Hour
Food And Drinks
Upto 10 people
  • Real-time cooking session with authentic Chilean recipe streamed live from Santiago
  • Step-by-step guidance for preparing Charquican de Cochayuyo
  • Insights into ancient Chilean traditions and cuisine

Join me on this live-streamed Online Experience and try your hand at making Charquican de Cochayuyo, an authentic preparation that combines the intangible heritage of Chilean and Spanish cuisine. 

Dating back to the 14th century, this dish reflects our authentic culture and spirit of our native ancestors as the Mapuche, Aymara and Quechua, reflecting the essence of a historical period of our foundation as a nation. You will find it quite easy to make this seaweed preparation over an interactive session with me, as I chat with you about a wide range of topics ranging from our culture to even healthy eating habits! While this dish uses traditional ingredients, we can also improvise to utilise items readily available all over the world.

About this experience
  • Please have a good internet connection and Zoom app installed in your phone or laptop
  • The instructions to join the meeting will be sent via email shortly after the booking
Know before you go

You can book this tour for 17 USD per screen or as a private tour for 60 USD and invite up to 10 friends and family to join this activity with you from all over the world. You will see the option to book this experience as a private tour on the checkout page if it is available for that time slot

Please arrange the following ingredients and equipment before joining this experience:

  • Onion (1 does perfectly well for upto 3 people)
  • Pumpkin - 250 gm
  • Potato - 500 gm
  • Garlic
  • Cochayuyo (Brown seaweed) - 1 cup
  • Carrot - 1 
  • Corn 
  • Fresh green beans - 1/2 a cup 
  • Cilantro
  • Paprika
  • Orégano
  • Salt
  • 1 laurel leaf
  • Cilantro seeds and 
  • Red hot chilli pepper

Spices to be added as per taste

  • Since these are live tours, they may be subject to last minute cancellation due to inclement weather, Internet disruptions or other unforeseen circumstances.
Meet your Host
Ximena Velasquez

I am a senior tour guide and a professor at the School of Tourism. I moved from Patagonia to Santiago de Chile in 2004 and have been living here ever since. In my experience, I have had the opportunity to travel around Chile, from north to south seeing the coastline and the mountains. I have been to several wineries and guided groups through the most important vineyards of the country. I have learnt a lot about the culinary traditions of Chile. I am passionate about cooking and pairing different types of Chilean wine with the traditional national cuisine. I would like to share the secrets of local Chilean cuisine with you.

From USD 17 / Screen
Important Information
  • Fully refundable in case of any cancellation upto 2 days before the tour.