A grandmother buys the beef she needs for her evening meal and perhaps even some for tomorrow. When one lives here, much of the perishable shopping is done daily as only some families own refrigerators and for the lucky ones that do, they are usually small and don’t hold much. The good news is that fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as meat and chicken are plentiful and not expensive. Some foreigners feel nervous about buying meat from the local butcher shops, but the key is to talk around and see where your neighbors or your Spanish teacher buys their meat products. The local meat is delicious, good for you and can be cooked in a number of “tipico” recipes. Buen Provecho!