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Conscious Feeding /Food   Conscious

Feeding for ourselves is not just putting something in our mouths; it is a sacred act, because it implies a contact with the earth, the wind, the sun, nature. Our actions are our future. Better nutrition, a better environment and a better life.

For us, eating is not just putting something in your mouth; it is a sacred act, because it implies contact with the earth, the wind, the sun, nature. Our actions are our future. Better nutrition, a better environment and a better life.

 Pachamanka

   The Pachamanca is the millenary ritual of gratitude to the land for the crops produced in agricultural cycles. Since time immemorial, Andean gastronomy has been very special for the use of different culinary techniques for the conservation and preparation of its food.

 It is the art of cooking food on contact with hot volcanic stones with origin between 7,000 to 8,000 years BC, to times prior to the existence of ceramics.

the "Pachamanca" comes from the Quechua voices "pacha" and "manka" which combined mean "Pot of earth"; is used to designate the procedure of cooking certain foods in an open pit in the earth, with the heat given off by the previous volcanic stones previously subjected to high temperatures. In the Aymara language, "manka" means food, so an alternative meaning would be "Food of the earth". The elaboration process is quite particular, the ingredients are cooked by the heat of preheated volcanic stones, but first a hole is opened in the earth, firewood is heated until the volcanic stones are red hot. successively put the vegetables, grains and fruits, separating them from each other with leaves. Everything is covered with a blanket, made earth and covered with more hot stones to let it cook for a few hours in the heat of Mother Earth.

The Pachamanca is the ancient ritual of gratitude to the land for the crops produced in agricultural cycles. Since time immemorial, Andean gastronomy has been very special due to the use of different culinary techniques for the preservation and preparation of its food.

    It is the art of cooking food in contact with hot volcanic stones with origin between 7,000 and 8,000 years BC, before the existence of ceramics, the “Pachamanca” comes from the Quechua words “pacha” and “manka” that combined mean “earth pot”; It is used to designate the cooking procedure of certain foods in an open hole in the ground, with the heat given off by the previous volcanic stones previously subjected to high temperatures. In the Aymara language, “manka” means food, so an alternative meaning would be “Food from the land”.

 

    The preparation process is quite particular, the ingredients are cooked by the heat of preheated volcanic stones, but first a well is opened in the earth, it is heated firewood until the volcanic stones are red hot. Then proceed to place at the bottom, on top of the hot stones, leaves (space), and successively put the vegetables, grains and fruits, separating them from each other with leaves. Everything is covered with a blanket, the earth is made and covered with more hot stones to let it cook for a few hours in the heat of Mother Earth.

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pampas table

    This is one of their ancestral traditions called the 'common table' or the 'table of all'. Its main characteristic is the sharing of what each one has, since all the diners contribute a little food for the whole group. In this way, the pampa mesa is usually filled with basic foods such as mote, corn, potato, beans, mellocos and. This is placed on large tablecloths on the floor so that it is within everyone's reach.

This is an event that preserves several solemnities, especially before offering the products, since the very objective of the meeting is remembered and the fruits from the Pachamama are appreciated.

This is one of their ancestral traditions called the 'common table' or 'everyone's table'. Its main characteristic is the sharing of what each one has, since all the diners contribute a little food for the whole group.
  In this way, the pampa mesa is usually filled with basic foods such as mote, corn, potatoes, broad beans, beans, mellocos and lupins. This is placed on large tablecloths on the floor so that it is within everyone's reach.
  This is an event that preserves several solemnities, especially before offering the products, since the very objective of the meeting is remembered and thanks are given for the fruits that come from Pachamama.

Kawsay Munana Retreats

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