Chilli con Carne (4)

This is Thomasina Miers version and I cannot think of anyone better to turn to for a definitive recipe. If you cannot get hold of chipotles en adobe mix two tablespoons of tomato puree or ketchup with a tablespoon of hot smoked pimenton and add dried chillies to taste. Make this the day before if you can as the flavour will be much improved the next day.

Pastel de Choclo (6)

Some years ago i spent a few weeks in Chile with a friend and this meat pie with a corn topping was often on the menu. It quickly became a favourite and I cooked it a couple of times on my return but had forgotten all about it until i saw this recipe by Raul Diaz.