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Latin American Cuisine: Colombian Arepas

J. Kenji López-Alt 20 comments

The most basic arepas in the Bogotá region are made with starchy white corn flour pressed into cakes about 1/4-inch thick then griddled. But that's just the tip of the iceberg. You'll find arepas stuffed with cheese and baked on hot stones in coal-fired ovens. Arepas with sour milk cheese worked right into the dough. Arepas made like a pancake with sweet corn on a hot griddle. Golden yellow deep-fried puffy arepas split open and stuffed with an egg. Tiny arepitas eaten as a snack. Move out of Colombia into Venezuela, and you'll find thicker arepas split open and stuffed with fillings ranging from cheese and beans to pork or shrimp. More

Venezuelan-style Arepas with Pulled Pork (Arepas Rumberas)

Serious Eats J. Kenji López-Alt 1 comment

[Photographs: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt] About the author: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt is the Chief Creative Officer of Serious Eats where he likes to explore the science of home cooking in his weekly column The Food Lab. You can follow him at... More

Venezuelan-style Arepas (Arepas Rellenas)

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[Photographs: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt] Notes: Masarepa is dehydrated cooked corn meal. It is available in the Latin section of most supermarkets in wither white or yellow varieties. This recipe calls for white, but they can be freely substituted. Popular brands... More

In Videos: The Making of a Venezuelan Street Vendor Burger

A Hamburger Today Robyn Lee 9 comments

Sweet baby Jesus, yes. That's what I thought when I first watched this video of a burger/meaty sandwich bomb being made at a street cart in Caracas, Venezuela, and I didn't even know exactly what was being put on... More

Snapshots from Venezuela: Chipi's Burger

A Hamburger Today Adam Kuban 3 comments

Editor's note: This is the latest in a series of posts from A Hamburger Today reader Leonardo U. It's a snapshot of burgers in Venezuela and is quite fascinating. Enjoy! —Adam WORDS AND PHOTOGRAPHS BY LEONARDO U. | Continuing on... More

Snapshots from Venezuela: Calle El Hambre

A Hamburger Today Adam Kuban 5 comments

Editor's note: This is the first in a series of posts from A Hamburger Today reader Leonardo U. It's a snapshot of burgers in Venezuela, and it's absolutely fascinating. Enjoy! —Adam WORDS AND PHOTOGRAPHS BY LEONARDO U. | This summer... More

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