My First Taste of Cape Verde

I had heard about Cachupa, the national dish of Cape Verde. The first time I saw it was a news piece about the Onset Cape Verde Festival. They showed food that had been Americanized and some…”not so much.” The camera focusing in on a big pot of what looked like mush. If that is what Americans might find foreign, then that is what I wanted to try. So it was what I had my eye out for. I passed many a barbecue, chicken finger and steak and cheese type place to come to a sign that read “Cape Verde...

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