Any Colombian Cooks here? I need recipes!

wertach zone 7-B SCNovember 11, 2012

My wife is originally from Colombia, SA. She has been a citizen for 20 years.

But she gets a hankering for real Colombian food every once in a while.

She isn't a very good cook and the translation of her Mom's recipes don't turn out right.

Can anyone help? I'm a good cook but I can't read Spanish!

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jimster(z7a MA)

Search on YouTube for Columbian dishes. You will get step-by-step demos, not just recipes. Even the videos with audio in Spanish are mostly easy to follow.

Jim

    Bookmark   November 11, 2012 at 6:21PM
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missrumphius(4b)

This is a topic that might get a better response on another forum site - I recommend egullet.org (My other addiction besides Gardenweb) the home of foodies and professional cooks from all countries. You have to join to post but there is no fee. But beware - it is just as addictive as this site.
Elaina

    Bookmark   November 12, 2012 at 9:33PM
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missrumphius(4b)

This is a topic that might get a better response on another forum site - I recommend egullet.org (My other addiction besides Gardenweb) the home of foodies and professional cooks from all countries. You have to join to post but there is no fee. But beware - it is just as addictive as this site.
Elaina

    Bookmark   November 12, 2012 at 9:35PM
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digdirt2(6b-7a No.Cent. AR HZ8 Sun-35)

Or over on the various Cooking forums here at GW as well as the Recipe Exchange forum.

Dave

    Bookmark   November 12, 2012 at 10:29PM
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wertach zone 7-B SC

Thanks I will try egullet.org.

We have a Colombian store about 15 miles from here and my wife stops in often. She went Sunday about an hour after I posted the first question actually, she mentioned missing her food earlier.

They have very good chorizo with sides, small red potatoes, fried plantains, fried eggs, and other stuff, that they cook and serve.

I have been there many times and I have bought their chorizo, uncooked, that they serve and asked how they prepare it and the sides. They were happy to help, but their English isn't very good and my Spanish sucks. She can't cook so her translations weren't any help.

I cooked it all according to my best understanding of their directions. It tasted the same to me. She doesn't think so.

When we visit her parents and family in Colombia, I watch closely so that I am sure of what they are doing when they are cooking. I taste the spices to be sure I know what they are so that nothing is lost in translation.

I am beginning to think it is all in her head! LOL

    Bookmark   November 13, 2012 at 2:56PM
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teauteau(KC5/6)

Here's a Columbian-American lady with her own blog on cooking and some of her grandmother's recipes. I'm going to hang onto this too. Buena suerte amigo!

http://www.mycolombianrecipes.com/

    Bookmark   December 14, 2012 at 10:39AM
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wertach zone 7-B SC

Thanks, looks good!

    Bookmark   December 15, 2012 at 12:19PM
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wertach zone 7-B SC

teauteau, I made the Sopa de Estrellitas con Alb�ndigas (Pasta and Meatballs Soup)Yesterday.

It was so good! My wife said that it was just like her mom makes maybe even better!

I loved it too!

Thanks again!

    Bookmark   December 17, 2012 at 1:22PM
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teauteau(KC5/6)

That's great Wetach! I'm going to try some of those recipes too. I have had arepas (Venezuela?) and empanadas, but, most of my experience with Latino food is Mexican and then Puerto Rican, Cuban and Peruvian. We like to try new things. I hung onto the blog because we plan on making up a lot of the stuff. It really appealed to us. Take care!
T

    Bookmark   December 18, 2012 at 9:45AM
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ristau5741(6)

not a Colombian cook, but the subject peaked my interest, there looks like some good ideas on that web site up there that will help me get away from the mundane meals that I seem to always be eating. will be trying something new this weekend. Thanks.

    Bookmark   December 26, 2012 at 2:22PM
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wertach zone 7-B SC

I have tried several of the recipes Rist. It does taste like Colombian food which is sometimes bland in my homely opinion. She loves it that way so I add spices to mine separately.

One thing that I wish I could duplicate is their Arepa huevo (SP?)a deep fried pastry with egg and ham, bacon, or other meat. I ate them at roadside stands while we were visiting and they are delicious, but probably very bad health wise. They fry them in pig fat!

    Bookmark   December 29, 2012 at 3:42PM
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