It is a popular and common dish from Bolivia. They are similar to empanadas but have distinct differences. For instance, they are juicy and savory, filled with a mixture of sweet and slightly spicy flavors. They are also typically filled with a variety of meats (i.e., beef, chicken) and may have eggs, potatoes, raisins, or olives.
Attached is a small altar that I have created. Included is a painting depicting Frida Kahlo, specifically from Disney’s Pixar film Coco. I also have to give credit to the original concept artist, Nacho Moya (a Latinx/e artist based in Gilroy, California), and my spouse who inspired me to paint. Next, is my spouse and abuelita’s sombrero de la Chola paceña (bowler hat used by indigenous women in Bolivia). This piece of memorabilia keeps us connected to our ancestors, those who have kept us safe from harm and guided us. Finally, there is a small doll of an alpaca/llama to cherish and celebrate the native animal of Bolivia. Not only are they majestic creatures, but are crucial to Bolivian culture and have fostered a harmonious relationship with the people.