“Curanto en hoyo” is Chiloé’s most typical and delicious dish, prepared using ancestral traditions and cooking methods. While it usually requires a large, open-air space to cook, the islanders have come up with the perfect alternative for making an equally scrumptious version at home in a kitchen pot.

For the people of Chiloé, “curanto en hoyo” is a great celebration. The entire community contributes in the process, with ingredients, music or folkloric dance.

This meal is much more than just food to the Chilote people; it is an important part of their culture. The curanto unites the community, has been passed down from generation to generation and epitomizes the smells and flavors of the island.