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South American Foods, Delicacies, Dishes & Recipes

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!

Hormiga Culona: Colombia’s Edible Fat-Bottomed Ants

Hormiga Culona are a large leafcutter ant, typically female, that is a popular unusual delicacy eaten in the Colombian region of Santander. The Hormiga Culona ants are either fried or roasted and eaten as a snack like peanuts. The History of Hormiga Culona Hormiga Culona originated in the northern part of Colombia, in Santander, which …

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Latin American Obleas Recipe

Obleas are round wafers that are light brown in colour. It is a famous Latin American dessert, usually spread with Colombian caramel called arequipe, and topped with cheese, jams, sprinkles, or fruits. Obleas are also very popular among Latin American countries such as Colombia, Mexico, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Venezuela, as well as Spain. It …

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10 Traditional Brazilian Foods You Must Try

What comes to mind when you think about Brazil? Is it the sprawling, unconquerable Amazon forest? Is it the unquenchable love for football or all the dance, music, parades, and elaborate costumes that come with all the merry-making that is the Rio Carnival? Brazil has tons to offer, not least the incredible, diverse Brazilian food! …

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11 Ecuadorian Foods Everyone Must Try

Ecuadorian food is one of the most underrated cuisines in South America. The cuisine of Ecuador is particularly diverse for a small country, owing to its varying geography that includes the Amazon, the Pacific coast and the Sierra. Usage of ingredients such as seafood, rice and coconut milk are much more prevalent near the coast. …

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9 Traditional Chilean Foods & Dishes You Have To Try

Chilean food is as diverse as its coastline along the Pacific Ocean! Chile is interesting due to the length of the country meaning it is home to a range of different soil types, climates, and ecosystems which all contribute to a variety of incredible dishes, styles and flavors available. As you move from northern to …

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Authentic Tortas Fritas Recipe

If you’ve ever been to Uruguay or Argentina you will surely have tried the classic tortas fritas sweet treat. For those of you who haven’t tortas fritas are essentially deep-fried dough tossed with sugar, and they are oh-so-delicious! Tortas fritas translates to ‘fried cakes’ and were allegedly created for the gauchos of Argentina who roamed …

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8 Delicious, Traditional Hispanic Soups To Try This Winter

Hispanic cuisine undoubtedly boasts some of the most flavorful dishes in the world. And Hispanic soups are no exception! Traditional Hispanic soups contain a myriad of unique ingredients. Offal meats like beef tongue, oxtail, and tripe are often used in Hispanic meals and bring them to life. Delightful. Warm. Cozy. Not much compares to the comfort …

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13 Traditional Uruguayan Foods You Must Try

Traditional Uruguayan food is so vastly underrated and exciting! There are so many dishes to explore, each with an amazing heritage and history. I’ll be completely honest and say I expected the food to be fairly bland. But after trying a few of the local Uruguayan delicacies I was hooked and kept going back for …

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Traditional Guyanese Pepperpot Recipe

This Guyanese Pepperpot recipe is the number one traditional dish of Guyana, and is considered to be the national dish. Pepperpot is essentially a meat stew dish that uses Cassareep (a sticky black sauce made from cassava root) to give it it’s strong, aromatic flavor. Being a national favorite, it is often eaten on special …

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Colombian Changua Recipe (Egg & Milk Soup)

This Colombian Changua recipe is so super easy to make and so very authentically Colombian. A typical breakfast meal eaten throughout Colombia, it’s also considered to be a hangover cure. Changua is quite simply an egg and milk soup, but it’s warming, hearty and absolutely delicious! There are various slight variations on this Changua recipe, …

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Peruvian Anticuchos (Beef Cow Heart) Skewers Recipe

Anticuchos (cow heart) skewers are an absolute staple of Peruvian cuisine. Not only can you find them all over Peru served from street food carts, but they’re also cooked at home and eaten as a typical Peruvian meal. The aji panca sauce is the hero of cow heart anticuchos skewers, also eaten throughout the rest …

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Brazilian Buchada de Bode (Goat’s intestines) Recipe

Buchada de Bode is a Brazilian recipe that utilises the intestines of a kid goat, cooked and served in the goat’s stomach. Ever-resourceful in South America, where they are also known for eating rodents such as Guinea Pig (cuy) or Capybara. Buchada de Bode is most typically eaten in the North East of Brazil where it is …

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Calf or Bull Testicle Fries (Criadillas) Recipe

Travelling through Argentina it’s not difficult to be able find and eat fried calf or bulls testicles (criadillas), served with salsa. Fancy trying that? “Criadillas” are fried bulls testicles, eaten predominantly in regions where bullfighting is popular and often by the victorious matador as a sign of strength. You can also try them in Spain or …

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Peruvian Guinea Pig (Cuy) Delicacy + Recipe

Guinea pig (Cuy) is a delicacy that is very typically associated with typical Peruvian cuisine but it is also eaten throughout other countries of South America such as Ecuador, Colombia and Bolivia. The Peruvian guinea pig dish, cuy, is mostly served on special occasions rather than as a meal eaten regularly but is readily available for adventurous tourists …

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