8 minutes ago, Margaret Pilgrim said:
It's not the food elements, it's the way that they are put together. The Costa Ricans are notoriously bad cooks. In the typical food, the only seasoning is salt and a prepared combination of seasonings that everyone uses in everything. The Motto seems to be, that if it's done cooking it's not edible until you cook it at least a half an hour more. But you are right, the food products that we get here are marvelous.