Category Archives: Culinary History

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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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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The Azafrán Gastronomy Festival in Bogotá

The first ever Azafrán Gastronomy Festival was held in Bogotá last month and although I was only able to attend two events, I had a really positive experience and I’ll definitely go again next year. All the scheduled events sounded interesting and covered topics like cookbook … Continue reading

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Get Your Tamal at "La Puerta Falsa"

“La Puerta Falsa” is a tiny little restaurant located in La Candelaria – Bogotá’s beautiful colonial sector. The building itself is around 400 years old but the restaurant opened its doors in 1816. Since then, the family run business has been … Continue reading

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El Motorista y Carne de Chigüiro

Years back when I went to los llanos y met my first chigüiros. What an adorable little critter. There was a pretty big pen full of them and they had a large man-made pond so they could wade around. They … Continue reading

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