Oreste Plath (1907-1996), born Octavio Müller Leiva, was a Chilean folklorist, poet and author of more that 40 books. Among his exhaustive studies of folklore and popular culture, he wrote several “Geographies,” ..of Chilean Myth and Legend, …of Chilean Religion, and of Chilean Gastronomy. The latter, translated below, is among the best overviews of Chilean cuisine, and answers the questions “What do Chileans eat?” and “What is Chilean Food?” in a way no foreigner can.
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Customs and Festivals Related to Food