3 HOLIDAY COLOMBIAN RUM COCKTAILS YOU MUST TRY

Now that Thanksgiving is done and and we enter into the holiday party season, we cannot forget what matters most - BOOZE! We do a good sampling of libations on our Foodie…

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SPICE UP YOUR THANKSGIVING WITH A COLOMBIAN DESSERT

Are you are looking for a special Thanksgiving dessert to make this year? Why not try a Colombian inspired dessert with familiar flavors and ingredients, but with a Latin twist. Although we…

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GETTING AN EDUCATION ON A STREET FOOD TOUR

I looked up at the sky. I should have known better. When I left the house it was sunny, and just half an hour later the clouds had gathered quick…

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COLOMBIA’S MACHU PICCHU (ONLY OLDER!)

While our focus is almost always on the amazing world of food, let’s take a brief break and talk about some of Colombia’s other national treasures. My two brothers and…

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AGUARDIENTE: COLOMBIAN “FIRE-WATER”

After spending some time in Colombia it is impossible to escape the ubiquitous and unavoidable “aguardiente,” Colombia’s quintessential alcoholic beverage. In a country of  great socio-economic divide, aguardiente grew and prospered…

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LA MESA FOOD TOURS TOP 10 MUST-TRY COLOMBIAN FOODS

Colombia’s cuisine does not yet have the reputation of some of its Latin American counterparts – Peru comes to mind – and thus remains something of an unknown entity in…

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EMPANADAS – THE PINNACLE OF COLOMBIAN SNACKING

Colombia’s empanada sits proudly on our top 10 list of essential Colombian foods (link) and is arguably the most popular and inescapable food on the nation’s streets. For those with…

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REAL COLOMBIAN SALPICÓN

The term ‘salpicón’ in Spanish means medley. Depending where in Latin America, ‘salpicon’ can address different dishes, which are usually salty and include meat. But generally speaking, it is a mix consisting in several diced…

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AN AREPA FOR EVERY MEAL

The arepa tops the list of Colombian foods most loved by locals and yet maligned and misunderstood by visitors. Offer it to many foreigners and they'd prefer to eat the…

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A PERFECT FLOWER ARRANGEMENT: THE U.S. & COLOMBIA

Whether you’re lying in a candle-lit bed of immaculately arranged roses on the most romantic night of your life or receiving a single, limp Walmart carnation from your awkward work…

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