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Ideas for an Ecuadorian Themed Football Party
Ecuador derives its name from the Equator, which passes through the country just north of the capital Quito. The country is quite diverse geographically and in terms of climate, with a large coastal region, the high-altitude Andes which run North-South roughly through the middle of the country, and the Amazonian basin to the East. The Galapagos Islands also form part of Ecuadorian territory.
People have been living in what is now Ecuador for many centuries, and certainly for a long time before the region came under the control of the Incas. The culture of Ecuador reflects a mix of the traditions of these native peoples and the Spanish, who arrived in the 16th century.
Ecuadorian Party Decorations
Food for an Ecuador Themed PartyEcuadorian cuisine is diverse, and to some extent varies by region, as the locally available produce is markedly different between the Amazonian basin, the high Andes and the coastal zone. Most people follow the traditional three course meal of soup, a course that includes rice and a protein, and then dessert and coffee to finish, particularly if they are entertaining. In the mountainous areas pork (especially roast pork served with potatoes), chicken, and guinea pig are popular and are served with rice or potatoes. Near the coast, seafood is of course very popular, with fish, prawns and ceviche being particularly popular. Plantains are also used frequently, and peanut- and coconut-based dishes are particularly popular in the coastal areas. In the Amazonian basin, fruits such as bananas, mangoes and passion fruit are found in abundance and form an important part of the diet, as does cassava. Like elsewhere in South America, Empanadas are universally popular.
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Drink for an Ecuadorian Themed PartyAguardiente (made from sugar cane) is probably the most popular local spirit. In the high-altitude areas it is often used to make canelazo, a warm cocktail which is perfect for those chilly Andean nights! If you prefer something cooler, however, Aguardiente can be used to make a variety of more traditional or well-known cocktails where white rum would usually be used; or, if you prefer, just make the white rum cocktails!