Colombian Independence Day Recipes
21 Traditional Recipes for Colombian Independence Day!
By The Latin Kitchen | 07/20/2013 - 10:00

Armed with an intrepid sense of self-determination and patriotism, the masses of Bogota took to the streets in 1810 to rise up against Spanish rule. Now, 203 years later, we commemorate the efforts of these brave people and the beauty of Colombian culture by celebrating Colombian Independence on July 20th. 


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Arequipe
By Latina Staff | 02/21/2008 - 20:48

Las Navidades in Colombia just wouldn't be the same without arequipe (dulce de leche). Serve drizzled over bread, pound cake, white cheese, tropical fruit preserves, or fresh bananas and strawberries. (The recipe makes 2 1/2 cups.)


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Ajiaco Bogotano
By Latina Staff | 02/21/2008 - 20:48

The creamy and hearty ajiaco, a Colombian national dish, is a favorite during the holiday season. It is made with guascas, a native herb with a distinct flavor. (Look for it where Latin American and Andean foods are sold.)


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Arepas de Queso Colombianos
By Latina Staff | 02/21/2008 - 20:48

These flat corn cakes from Colombia are also popular in Venezuela. The precooked cornmeal, which can be called either masarepa or masa precocida, is available in Latin groceries, especially those that feature South American ingredients.


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