Costa Rica Cooking was at Rancho Margot the same day CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta was there doing a story on Rancho Margot's owner and founder, Juan Sostheim.
*Not sure where or what Rancho Margot is? Rancho Margot is located about a 40-minute drive from La Fortuna to a little town beside Lake Arenal called El Castillo. Ranch Margot says this about themselves:
"At Rancho Margot, we make choices everyday to achieve greater and greater self-sufficiency with the ultimate goal of living sustainably."
And they're doing this by such means as; generating their own electricity, creating biogas and using compost ovens to heat water. But that's just the tip of the iceberg at Rancho Margot, they also make their own soap, furniture etc..... well I'm sure you get the picture. For more info on Rancho Margot. Or better yet, watch the video below and it will tell you everything you need to know about the Ranch.
Hey Everyone! It was so COOL to be part of the bigger picture that is Rancho Margot. I had contacted Juan a few weeks before to tell him my idea about doing a cooking video using the beautiful Rancho Margot as the backdrop. Juan was all for it. It was only coincidence that we were out there the same day as CNN. But I have to say, it was exciting.
We had a great day filming with michael alan & D'Angelo, at Rancho Margot and if you watch the video, you see Juan and Elizabeth really LOVED the food... which is really what it's all about. The second video was put out by the folks at CNN about a week ago and is a great overview of Juan and his vision that is Rancho Margot. Enjoy both videos. Pura Vida.
Here's me cheffing it up at Rancho Margot:
And here's CNN's story, which is very good I might add.
Until next time. Pura Vida from Costa Rica.
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