Category Archives: Recipes

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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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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Panela: in sickness and in health

Thanks to the wonky weather we’ve been having lately, it seems like everyone is getting sick. It’s been a few weeks since I recovered from my scratchy throat and overall malaise but it was enought to knock me off my … Continue reading

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Recipe: Mici’s Creamy Corn Filled Tomatoes

This recipe comes from my sister’s repertoire. Although I am the one who went to culinary school, she’s the one who cooks with a passion, religiously and deliciously. Her latest culinary motivation is online cooking competitions and networks where you simply enter recipes … Continue reading

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‘Lomo al Trapo’: Colombia’s Beef Tenderloin a la Kitchen Towel

Lomo al trapo has been a favorite in Colombia for as long as I can remember. The North American chef, writer, teacher and grill master Steve Raichlen says it’s “one of the coolest dishes” and “looks positively prehistoric in its … Continue reading

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Recipe: "Colombian" Coke-Glazed Cocktail Sausages

I first tried these suprisingly delicious sausages last summer when my neice and nephew were in Bogotá for a visit. We were only going to test the recipe and try a few – the rest were going to be saved for later, but they were so damn … Continue reading

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The Easiest Lime Dessert

If you need a dessert on the fly, then look no further – this is it. This very citrusy mousse-like dessert is delicious and simple. I also made a quick mint syrup to go with it and it cuts the … Continue reading

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Making Homemade Arepas

Venezuela always seems to get the credit for arepas, but as far as I’m concerned, they’re Colombian too. Historically speaking the arepa was probably being consumed in and around the Andean region before either of these countries were even formed, … Continue reading

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Chocafé Fudgy Cookies

Saturday September 19th was Día del Amor y la Amistad here in Colombia as well as in several other countries. That’s basically the same as Valentine’s Day – so, I thought it’d be nice to make some cookies for my … Continue reading

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The Not-So-Argentinian Rice Salad

This rice salad recipe is definitely a family favorite and an all-around crowd pleaser. At a glance though, you’ll see that there is absolutely nothing about it that really ties it to Argentinian cuisine…no beef, no chimichurri, no alfajores or … Continue reading

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