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Colombian gastronomy: from north to south

What do you get when you mix the flavors of Colombia? A truly unique experience that will leave your taste buds satisfied. Corn, shellfish, potatoes or fruit, and eggs can be found in many dishes by decorating them for added sweetness to balance out savory. 

Other remarkable features include generous portions served to family and friends.

The most typical dishes of Colombian cuisine

You do not eat the same dish in Cartagena de Indias as in Bogotá. The geography and the climate influence the typical dishes of each region. Few would crave a hot soup next to the Caribbean, while in other areas of the country, this dish is undoubtedly one of the most popular.

Now let’s talk about arepas because there is not a city in Colombia where arepas are not eaten. At breakfast, with meals, and even as an aperitif with a few beers. They can be found in any corner of the country and at any time.

The base is corn and the white arepas are very similar to those made in Guatemala, although in Colombia they are somewhat thicker.

Also in street stalls, it is common to find arepas with eggs.

History of Colombian gastronomy

Colombian gastronomy is well known for the variety of its ingredients. It is a multiple, original, and versatile cuisine that offers a mixture of colors, flavors, and aromas to make anyone fall in love.

Colombia is a country, like many others in Latin America, full of rich history, multiculturalism, and migrations.

For these and many more factors, Colombian gastronomy is on the lips of many chefs worldwide, with dishes as characteristic and unique as the geography itself and others that we share with other nearby countries but that we have put.

Colombia is mainly a cultural mix of three large ethnic groups, not only in culture but in music, language, and cuisine. Spaniards and Africans joined the local indigenous people and influenced culturally the Colombia we know today. In addition, there are other gastronomical traces from other countries due to immigrants, such as Asians, Arabs, and Germans.

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