Jaime Escalante

by BoliviaBella
(Santa Cruz, Bolivia)

Jaime Escalante, the math teacher from La Paz, Bolivia who became known in the United States as The Best Teacher in America passed away a few days ago. If you've never watched the movie about Prof. Escalante Stand and Deliver it's time you did.

5 April 2011 Update: Jaime Escalante has been posthumously awarded by the Bolivian Senate and one of Bolivia's most famous artists, Susana Castillo, painted his portrait.

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Apr 17, 2010
Stand and Deliver Recipes
by: Chef Noly

The answer to the Stand and Deliver movie question and the associated recipes have been posted on my blog www.nolysinc.blogspot.com/2010/04/movie-night-stand-and-deliver.html. I hope you enjoy the movie and the recipes. Chef Noly

Apr 09, 2010
Great Movie
by: Chef Noly

I was sad to hear about his death. Stand and Deliver is such a great movie. Its one of those movies that motivates you and that you want to watch over and over again. Its been one of my favorites for years and I highly recommend it.

Why not have a family movie night and watch this movie while eating some Bolivian food. In the movie there are two scenes where Escalante mentions specific Bolivian food. Can you find those scenes?

Let's see how many people can find those scenes and come up with the right Bolivian foods he mentions. Send in your answers either to Bella by responding to this comment or by emailing me at


Saturday 4/17/10 I will post the recipes for those dishes on my food blog www.nolysinc.blogspot.com so send in your responses before then. If you have a special recipe you would like to share with people that would make a good movie night dinner please send those in as well to Bella or to


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