Valparaiso end of week 7: finally mastering a meal from the two burner stove top and local food ensembles. everyday is a fight of science and balance. any meal can quickly become a cooking disaster thanks to my endearing warped sauce pan and dimpled pot. one failure repeated more than once i title “rice mash-up”, a mixture of poorly cooked rice with tones of hot sauce and strange additives in attempts to make the bad taste bland – never fully stomached meal. a considered success is rigatoni with various sautéed vegetable adds, or over-easy egg sandwich. i’ve identified preferred food spots of our neighborhood Barrio Puerto; bread comes from one of two local panaderias, the eggs from a displaced vendor who now sells out front the earthquake damaged Mercado del Puerto, vegetable from a corner shop off of Plaza Echaurren, the giant celery was not repeated, but delicious chilean camenere wine is.