All in South American History
From the 1490s to 1700 the Iberian scramble to exploit the land and labor of the Americas led to cross cultural contacts between Amerindians, Europeans, and Africans. The subsequent intercultural interaction transformed the foodways of Columbia In general and the Pacific coasts specifically.
Speaking of South American foodways in early 1700s, Captain Jorge Juan Antonio De Ulloaof the Spanish Navy writes, The coasts and neighboring ports abound in very delicious fish, [which] . . . constitute a considerable part of the food of the inhabitants of Guayaquil.”