Tuesday, September 08, 2009
Another interesting stove used by the rural people here in the Amazon is the one you see in the attached image. Butane gas is available locally, but most people prefer their small charcoal stoves because they are much cheaper. When you live in the woods, there is no lack of wood to make charcoal. This is a two burner job, each one using about a liter of charcoal. Get the charcoal going, put the pot of beans on the top and let it go. The smell of the cooking beans will get you hungry long before lunch time. This particular stove was constructed only recently by Cleuson, our caretaker at the Bosque. You can see that only one burner has been used.