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Ermelinda's children enjoy soup and empanadas for breakfast in an earthen hut in the village of Tingo, central Andes, Ecuador. (From the book What I Eat: Around the World in 80 Diets.) The family of eight consists of Ermelinda Ayme Sichigalo, 37, Orlando Ayme, 35, and their children: Livia, 15, Moises, 11, Jessica, 10, Natalie, 8, Alvarito, 4, Mauricio, 30 months, and Orlando hijo (Junior), 9 months. Lucia, 5, lives with her grandparents to help them out.