Colombia

Colombian barbeque

Piqueteadero en Tenjo

Thanks to progresivo for sharing this photo of a piqueteadero in Tenjo, Colombia. He writes ‘eater’s discretion is advised’. Sounds like good advice!

From Wikipedia a piqueteadero is a typically Colombian restaurant selling meat for picnics (called piquetes in Colombian). We’d love to know more – Colombians please tell us.

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March 20, 2010 3 comments

Ajaco – Colombian soup

It’s winter where I’m writing from and so this soup looks very appealing. If the weather’s hot where you are maybe you don’t agree so much!

Ajiaco

This filling soup is from Colombia is made with potatoes and served with chicken, corn and some cream. Thanks to Little Emporium for sharing the photo.

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February 12, 2010 2 comments

Colombian expression

Expresate (Express Yourself) is written by Xady, from La Loma in Colombia (read the original Spanish language version here).

To get a closer look at life in Colombia read The other side of the Flower Fair and find out what goes on behind the famous Medellin flower show. And to be reminded that life in Colombia is not always easy, read this striking post about getting to see a doctor.

This blog is part of a group called ConVerGentes (rough translation would be something like ConVoPeople) which was supported by a Rising Voices project.

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January 19, 2010 Comments disabled

Buying Empanadas

No need to know Spanish to follow this video from Ciudad Bolívar in Colombia. We’re going on a moped ride to buy empanadas – hold tight!

Empanadas are eaten in Spain, Portugal and South America. Each country has its own version, but they are always made from dough with some kind of filling inside. Looks good?

Tuna empanadas
Empanadas de atún – tuna fish empanadas from Argentina: credit

Do you like empanadas? What’s your favourite kind?

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January 18, 2010 Comments disabled

Pasta Colombiana

Here is more proof that Italians are not the only people who eat pasta. Thanks to progresivo for sharing this Colombian pasta with 5 cheeses (pasta a los 5 quesos).

Quien quiere pasta ??

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October 23, 2009 Comments disabled