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Costa Rican Popular Cooking Glossary


This glossary describes about 1,200 terms referring to food products, preparations, some cooking equipment, utensils and preparation techniques commonly applied in the preparation of recipes in Costa Rica. Also included are 450 popular phrases of this country, where they use words related to food, cooking or food activity.

The aim is to make available information about traditional cuisine in our country, which is derived from a rich mix of food and cooking techniques of our own and other cultures, to give shape to a particular style of preparing meals .