Category Archives: Colombia

The Food Trucks of Bogotá

Guest post by Ann Woodward Similar to other large cities around the world, Bogotá has embraced the culinary trend of food trucks. According to La República, over 30 trucks operate regularly in Bogotá. Many owners view the trucks as a way to have … Continue reading

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From the Amazon with love: Celebrating food from the Colombian rainforest

I was lucky enough to be in town last month for another one of Mundo Wok‘s excellent gastronomic events. These evenings generally begin with a short presentation about a particular ingredient (like The Yuca Event I attended last year) or in this … Continue reading

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Latin America Chowzter Awards in Lima, Peru

I recently had the amazing opportunity and pleasure of travelling to Lima, Peru, thanks to Chowzter, an organization devoted to finding “the world’s tastiest fast feast”. I was invited earlier this year to represent Bogotá as Chief Chowzter and so … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Interview with Nohora Smith, Founder of My Colombian Cocina

Guest Post by Will Castillo Swiss author, Friedrich Durrenmatt once said: “The art of the cuisine, when fully mastered, is the one human capability of which only good things can be said.” In my opinion, this quote could not be any more … Continue reading

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La Fama: Smoky southern barbecue a la Colombiana

Address: Calle 65 Bis # 4-85 (between 4th and 5th streets), Bogotá  Reservations: 644.7766 It seems that Bogotá is currently swimming in a sea of North American-inspired food trends. At least a handful of new hamburger joints seem to pop … Continue reading

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Slow Food Bogotá – The Yuca Event

So, I went to a Slow Food Bogotá event back in November of 2012 and I’m just posting it now…no, this is not an April Fools joke. It actually took me nearly 5 months to post this…yeah, I know. Anyways, … Continue reading

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Weekend Getaway: Cartagena de Indias

I’ve been to Cartagena three times in my life. Once when I was about 7 years old (my memories consist of the hotel pool), once for work (the company I worked for paid for everything), and again towards the end … Continue reading

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Las Margaritas: Traditional Bogotano Cuisine in the heart of Chapinero

Las Margaritas serves traditional santafereño or bogotano fare. What kind of food is that? Well, to start it isn’t pretentious or fancy but definitely flavorful and filling. Continue reading

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An introduction to Colombian cuisine: 5 places to get started

Top 5 restaurants in Bogotá to sample Colombian cuisine. Guest post on See Colombia Travel travel blog. Continue reading

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Ají: Colombia’s answer to hot sauce

Colombian food is not spicy and aside from a handful of Colombians I know, most aren’t particularly fond of very spicy food. Regardless, this thing we call ají is by far one of Colombia’s most popular condiments and, as its name … Continue reading

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