Colombia

Participant Portfolios / Southeastern Plains

Álvaro Rey Almeda

cook, bread oven mason, San Martín

Álvaro Rey, known as Don Kino, owns a bakery that specializes in pan de arroz, delicate bread rolls made from rice flour, which reflect the relatively recent introduction of rice as a plains crop. Don Kino's wife learned the trade from his mother, and now the family is well known for the bread that they bake and sell daily.

Álvaro Rey Almeda

Álvaro Rey Almeda, better known as Don Kino.
Photo courtesy of Embassy of Colombia in Washington, D.C.

Álvaro Rey Almeda

Álvaro Rey Almeda, better known as Don Kino, builds the brick oven for rice bread. Photo by Francisco Guerra, Smithsonian Institution