Controversial "Pablo's Escoburgers" Pop-Up Serves Burgers Topped with Fake Cocaine

"You can clearly see the difference between the people who have tried our delicious burgers and the Colombians who just don’t like the name."
Jelisa Castrodale
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I Tried to Get High at a 'Cacao Dance'

The power of cacao doesn’t flow through everyone.
Katinka Oppeck
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My Shameful but Passionate Love Affair with Boil-in-Bag Rice

My Latin grandma would roll over in her grave if she knew that I was sneaking around with instant Uncle Ben's.
Ian Burke

Meet the Women Building Colombia's Female-Led Resistance Through Food

“It’s a cycle. We get help, then we help others. That’s how things can change—and one of these changes is me.”
Laurence Cornet

A Beginner's Guide to All of the Amazing Fruit in Colombia

How to navigate produce in a country that grows just about everything.
Aaron Kase

How Coca Leaf Became Colombia’s New Superfood

At the Embajada de la Coca, the green leaf is being restored to its rightful place as a powerful medicinal plant and super-nutrient that should be revered instead of reviled.
Ocean Malandra

Inside the Colombian Kitchen That's Making Rebels and Soldiers into Chefs

Former FARC guerrillas work right alongside demobilized Colombian army soliders in the kitchens of Juan Manuel Barrientos' acclaimed restaurants in Medellín and Bogotá, where the chef tries to sew peace through cooking.
Laura Dixon
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The Hangover-Curing Soup That Brings Colombia's Drunks Back from the Dead

The Saturday before Halloween, Bogotá's El Caldo Parao is rammed with costumed revelers who have all come for one thing: a beef rib soup that's been soothing hangovers for 25 years.
Joe Parkin Daniels

From the Tribe to the Table in the Colombian Amazon

Chef Cielo Gomez has spent the better part of a decade in the Tres Fronteras region of the Amazon, learning recipes from several indigenous tribes that she incorporates into her menu at El Cielo.
Ocean Malandra

In South America, Ceviche Is About More Than Just Fish

The iconic dish, originally based on seafood and citrus, can be found all up and down the continent. But some restaurants are swapping out fish for vegetables, soy, and alligator.
Aaron Kase

Colombia’s Pacific Cuisine Is the Best Latin Food You've Never Tried

Colombia’s vast Pacific coastline, known as the Pacifico, is one of the purest expressions of Afro-Latin culture in the Americas, and its cuisine merges richly spiced seafood dishes with the bounty of the rainforest.
Ocean Malandra

On the Booze-Filled Bus Where Colombians Go to Party

The open-air, rattletrap <i>chiva</i> buses of Cartagena were once used to transport produce and animals, but now they're basically mobile bars fueled by on-board DJs and plenty of <i>aguardiente.</i>
Nick Pachelli