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South America is home to some of the most unique, awe-inspiring travel opportunities, natural phenomena and historical sites in the world. Travelling South America is an unbelievable experience with incredible culture and, of course, food!

South American food is some of the most delicious, unique, interesting and tasty in the world. But there are also some very weird and unusual recipes to try from South America too!

Brazilian Acarajé with Vatapa Recipe

Acarajé is a traditional Brazilian stuffed fritter that is prepared using black eyed-peas, salt, pepper, and onions which, when combined, make the dough. This mixture is then shaped into a round disc and deep-fried in red palm oil. The disc is later split open, filled with shrimp, and topped with vatapá or caruru. Vatapá is …

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Peruvian Ceviche De Conchas Negras Recipe

Ceviche De Conchas Negras is a Peruvian dish which is a variation of the famous ceviche but made using large black clams (the Conchas Negras). It is rich in nutritional value and said to have aphrodisiac properties. Although conchas negras (also known as black scallops) are generally harvested in the region of Tumbes in Peru, …

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Bolivian Food : 11 Must-Try Traditional Dishes of Bolivia

Bolivia is a landlocked country in the heart of South America, bordering Brazil, Peru, Chile and Paraguay. Boasting outstanding geographical diversity, it’s area spans from the Andean mountains to the Amazonian rainforests, which is easily twice the size of Spain.  The culture of Bolivia is heavily influenced by the indigenous Quechua people and the Aymara …

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Colombian Food: 14 Must-try Dishes of Colombia

Colombia is a country situated on the northwestern tip of South America with a coastline on two major oceans; the Atlantic and Pacific. Colombia is a geographical contrast that has both beautiful beaches by the Caribbean coastline as well as mountainous highlands of the Andes where the largest city and capital, Bogotá, is located.  The …

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Peruvian Tamalitos Verdes Recipe

Tamalitos is the Peruvian form of the famous Tamales. Both tamalitos and tamales are similar in appearance and prepared in the same manner. The only difference being that tamalitos does not contain meat in it while a tamale does. Tamalitos are also generally smaller in size and drier as compared to the normal tamales. Tamalitos …

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Argentinian Food: 13 Must-Try Traditional Dishes of Argentina

Occupying much of the South West tip of South America, Argentina stands as the 8th largest country in the world in terms of landmass. With magnificent mountains, beaches, waterfalls and landscapes along with a rich cultural history, a burning passion for football and wine, this latin-American country is among the most visited tourist destinations on …

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Argentinian Medialunas Recipe

Medialunas is the Argentinian take on the traditional French croissant. The word literally translates to half a moon (explaining the crescent shape). The yeast infused dough is intricately layered with butter with a technique called laminating and glazed with sugar. Unlike a regular croissant, Medialunas are smaller and sweeter. It is a staple pastry dish …

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Paraguayan Food: 8 Must-Try Traditional Dishes of Paraguay

Since ancient times the basis of Paraguayan food has been corn and cassava, which have allowed the character of Paraguayan gastronomy to be forged. Those key staples of the Paraguayan cuisine have given rise to the creation many unique dishes enjoyed throughout the country and other parts of Latin America. Most Popular Paraguayan Dishes Paraguayan …

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Peruvian Salchipapas Recipe

Salchipapas is a Peruvian street food dish made of deep-fried potatoes (papas) and stir-fried beef sausages (salchichas). It has become one of Peru’s most popular street foods and a real staple quick dinner for the locals. This dish is simple to make with just deep-fried potatoes mixed with stir-fried beef sausages, cut into small pieces …

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Brazilian Carne-De-Sol Recipe

Carne-De-Sol can be literally translated as ‘Sun-dried Meat’ in Portuguese. In northeastern Brazil, preserving meat by salting and drying it in the sun is a common practice, and that’s where the dish comes from. However, despite the name, most modern-day carne-de-sol recipes don’t require the sun to dry the meat. It needs salt, brown sugar …

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Venezuelan Casabe Recipe

Casabe is a traditional delicacy among the Caribbean, Central, and South American populations. It is a thin flatbread that is made almost entirely from one ingredient, the cassava root (tapioca).  Origin & Cultural Significance Casabe is a staple dish for many South American and Caribbean people, and is considered one of the oldest recipes dated …

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Argentinian Parillada Recipe

Parrillada is an Argentinian savoury dish composed of various meats that are grilled and paired with different sauces, such as chimichurri or mushroom escabeche. This recipe hits back to the origins of Argentinian cooking and is very similar to what we now know as modern-day barbeque. Origin and Cultural Significance The art of Argentinian cooking …

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Ecuadorian Fritada Recipe

Fritada (also known as Fritada de Chancho) is a traditional Ecuadorian dish consisting of fried pork cooked in spices and served with potatoes, Llapingacho, mote or other sides. In Ecuador especially, Fritada has been consumed for centuries and can be found easily in many typical roadside eateries, traditional restaurants, food festivals and fairs. It should …

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Venezuelan Food: 10 Must-Try Dishes of Venezuela

Venezuela is popularly known for its magnificent natural landscapes, tropical jungles and its diverse wildlife. It is an amazing place to visit for food lovers (when safe to do so), because of the country’s outstanding culinary traditions that epitomise Latin American cuisine. Most Popular Venezuelan Foods Venezuelan cuisine is inspired by a range of African, …

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Chilean Cazuela Recipe

Cazuela is one of the traditional and comfort dishes in a Chilean kitchen. It is a flexible homemade stew for which you can use different varieties of meat, typically served with a variety of ingredients, including pumpkin, tomatoes, green beans, chickens, and a lot more! Origin & Cultural Significance Cazuela originated from the Mapuche soup, …

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