My mother’s “agrio” is basically a watery sauce flavored with pickled radishes and onions.
Author - Pilar Eguez
Pilar Egüez Guevara, PhD is director and founder of Comidas que Curan, an independent education initiative to promote the value of traditional foods through research and film. Her award-winning documentary Raspando coco (Scraping coconuts) has been screened at film festivals, educational and community settings throughout the United States, Latin America, Europe and Japan.
Obsolete scientific ideas dating from the 1950s in the US continue to turn Ecuadorians away from their locally produced traditional foods.