If You Can Cut Kitchen Twine, You Can Make Colombian Tamales

Tamales are a real favorite in Colombia. They are unlike “hot tamales” that are found in Tex-Mex cooking although they may have similar ingredients. Colombian tamales are wrapped in banana leaves and steamed. They are also filled with a combination of pork and chicken, although sometimes only chicken is used. Traditionally, they are served on…

Aji is Everything

Aji is a kind of salsa made in Colombia and other countries. It is much more watery than a typical Mexican or Caribbean salsa. It is a condiment, offered at most meals, made up of chilies, citrus, garlic, cilantro, tomato and other ingredients. The word “aji” actually means “chile,” as in chile pepper. You can…