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Colombia

Pastel de Tres Leches

The ubiquitous tres leches cake, is for many, an introduction to a Latin American classic that a few countries like to claim as theirs. There are a pantry-full of theories regarding how this pastel came to be- some say it was developed in Mexico.


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Citrus Marinated Roasted Cod Con Vino Blanco

Around Easter, some families choose to celebrate the end of Lent with a special seafood dish. Firm, white fish fillets like red snapper or cod stand up to bold, Latin flavors.


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Colombian Style Arroz con Coco

This is the rice of choice on Colombia's Caribbean coast. It often accompanies a good fish dish, fried, grilled, baked or roasted. Subtly sweet with a kiss of tropical coconut, it's a great way to bring some warm weather food to a possibly still-chilly spring table.


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Candil or Caspiroleta (Colombian Hot Milk and Rum)

Most Colombians swear by the restorative powers of a good, hot cup of candil; if you have a cold or feel one coming on, this is the drink of choice. Perfect for hosting a novena, in lieu of a hot toddy, or whenever the mood strikes and the thermometer dips.


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Arroz Atollado de Cangrejo
Arroz Atollado de Cangrejo

Arroz Atollado de Cangrejo is a typical dish from El Guapi, a town located in the Cauca Department of Colombia. This dish is made with a combination of rice, onions, tomato, peppers, fresh crab, coconut milk, spices and herbs.


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Barley and Fava Bean Soup
Barley and Fava Bean Soup

Barley and Fava Bean Soup is a traditional Colombian soup that is comforting and filling and packed with carrots, peas, potatoes, barley and fava beans.


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Almojabanas
Almojabanas

Almojabanas are small bread rolls made with cheese and are found throughout Latin America, especially Colombia, Puerto Rico, and Panama. Although some almojabanas can be fried, these are of the baked variety, using a Colombian recipe.


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Canary Bean and Chorizo Soup
Canary Bean and Chorizo Soup

Warm up with a hearty bowl of Canary Bean Soup.


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Yuca Balls Stuffed with Cheese (Bolitas de Yuca con Queso)
Yuca Balls Stuffed with Cheese (Bolitas de Yuca con Queso)

These crispy little Yuca Balls Stuffed with Cheese are a fabulous party snack or side dish.


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Aguardiente Sour (Orange and Aguardiente Cocktail)
Aguardiente Sour (Orange and Aguardiente Cocktail)

Aguardiente Sour is a traditional Colombian cocktail made with orange juice, sugar, egg whites, lime juice, and aguardiente.


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