The culture ministry is coming out with two new recipe books with dishes that Costa Ricans presented in regional contests.
The Centro de Investigación y Conservación del Patrimonio Cultural has been organizing regional contests to capture local recipes, usually from older residents. As part of the submission, the cooks and chefs have to provide the recipe for inclusion into a book. Last year the Centro came out with three publications.
This is the same organization that is involved in restoring historic buildings.
In addition to the recipes, the Centro will be presenting other books, including one on the architecture of Cartago, it said.
The books will be presented at an event Thursday at the Centro’s Downtown offices. The books will be offered for sale.