13 Jun 2015


From This Way Up, 1:50 pm on 13 June 2015

Rodrigo baking empanadas
Rodrigo baking empanadas.

Like many food cultures, the Spanish-speaking world has embraced the infinite culinary possibilities offered by stuffing a bread or pastry with a filling and then eating it.

Its version is called the empanada, a name derived from the Portuguese and Spanish verb 'empanar' meaning to wrap or coat in bread or pastry.

These filled pastries are already loved through Spain and parts of Latin America. Now Chilean Rodrigo Cartagena is introducing New Zealanders to the joys of the empanada at his cafe and catering business Puro Chile.