Bandeja Paisa

Bandeja Paisa is a traditional dish from the Paisa region of Colombia. It is supposed to be a humble dish, with a variety of inexpensive ingredients. One of my grandmother’s friends from Colombia would invite us to her home frequently for a special bandeja paisa lunch. I learned how to make it from her. It … Continue reading


Have you ever tried an arepa? They are a staple of Salvadorean, Colombian, and Venezuelan cuisine. In El Salvador, they are called pupusas and are stuffed with cheese, chicharron (pork belly), beans, and served with a cabbage relish. In Colombia, they are served with cheese, and in the traditional dish Bandeja Paisa. In Venezuela, they … Continue reading