Tarte Quino

Tarte Quino

 

We had lunch at the Cazona De Flores that was prepared by an Indian chef. It is  a popular dish among the indigenous people and  is known as an Indian/ Bolivian dish. It is called Tarte Quino.  I enjoyed it. It did not include meat (surprise!). If I learn how to make one thing on this trip, I would want it to be that!

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One thing I take for granted in America is the fact that I am noticed. What I mean is, in America I have the privilege of  seeing people who share my skin color and hair texture in the media everyday. I can list a slew of black actors and actresses and radio personal. Heck, the president and I share the same skin tone!

However, in Argentina I felt lost. I looked at ads and passed newspaper stands slowly hoping to see a black face on at least one cover. At least a beautiful Indigenous person, but never was I satisfied.

When I saw the above ad I thought about the many pictures circulating in America that are set up the same way- 5 close up shots- but it is set up to show diversity of some sort. Not just 5 white men.

I didn’t like that there was very little diversity in Argentina. Very Little.