Chilean cuisine boasts a strong Spanish flavour due to its colonisation in the 1500s. Corn was a staple food item among the nation's indigenous population, and remains popular today. Chilean cuisine celebrates fruit, vegetables, beans, seafood and red meat, particularly beef. A summer specialty is this lima bean, pumpkin and rocket salad. Sweet tooths will almost certainly be partial to Chile's infamous alfajores (sandwich biscuits made with dulce de leche). Read more