Latin American Cuisine – A Colombian Breakfast

In this article, I will discuss the food of Colombia, explicitly the morning meal that is eaten in Medellin, Colombia. You will likewise get familiar with certain accommodating Spanish words, for example, how to say egg whites and egg yolks in Spanish.

At least once every month and at times double a month, I will get an email from a client who needs to find out about the way of life of Colombia, particularly about “Paisas,” individuals of Medellín, Colombia.

I could continue endlessly everlastingly educating you concerning Medellín. The vast majority consider Medellín, Colombia, the city that was once known for being the most perilous city on the planet (only 20 years prior – during the standard of a previous wealthy person drug dealer, Pablo Escobar).

But today, Medellin is a city with rambling tall structures, lovely spring-like climate, well-disposed individuals, a night-life (which I appreciate much more than significant urban communities in the U.S. like New York, Washington, D.C. also, Atlanta) and, obviously, a city with strikingly excellent ladies all over. Yet, in this email, I will discuss “el Desayuno paisa” (breakfast of Medellín).

By the way, a commonplace breakfast in Colombia differs starting with one city then onto the next. However, this is a normal “desayuno” (breakfast) in Medellín or “desayuno paisa”:

1. Huevos con aliños (likewise called “huevos con hogao”)

“Huevos” are eggs. Also, “huevos con aliños” comprise of “huevos revueltos” (fried eggs) with “tomate y cebolla” (tomato and onion).

By the way, when I lived on the shoreline of Colombia, in a city called Barranquilla, the term that they utilized for fried eggs is “huevos parakeets.”

While we are on the subject of “huevos,” here a few words that English speakers regularly say wrong in Spanish, over and over, I have heard local English speakers utilize an exacting interpretation when alluding to “egg whites.”

You don't call them “los blancos de huevos.” And when I initially began learning Spanish, I once called the yolk “the yellow of an egg” in a real sense. Here are the right words:

a. Claras de huevos (egg whites – in a real sense “gets free from the egg”)

b. Yema de huevo (egg yolk)

Back to the average “desayuno paisa”…

2. Arepa de maíz con mantequilla – Corn arepa with spread. An arepa is a tortilla made of ground corn batter, and it is famous in Colombia and Venezuela.

3. Quesito – a white, new, delicate cheese.

4. Warming up this is a combination of the “frijoles” (beans) that are leftover from the prior night and the “Arroz” (rice) that is leftover from the night before.

5. “Salchicha” (hotdog) or “Chorizo” (fiery frankfurter) or a cut of “Carne Asada” (barbecued meat). What's more, the barbecued meat can be a decision of either “vaca, Puerco o Pollo” (hamburger, pork or chicken).

6. Bistro con Leche (Coffee with milk) or “chocolate” (hot cocoa), or “jugo” (juice).

In an eatery, this “Desayuno” (breakfast) costs about 6.000 or 7.000 Colombian pesos. About $3.00 or $3.50 the U.S.

By the way, earlier today, I cooked an ordinary “Desayuno paisa” for me and my “novia” (sweetheart). Not surprisingly, I avoided the “arepa” and several cuts of “container” (bread) in the “testator” (toaster oven) and made “tostada” (toast).

I think I am one of only a handful few individuals in Medellín who own a toaster oven. Also, of course, my “novia” didn't eat the “tostada.” She cooked an “arepa” for herself on a little “parrilla” (barbecue) over the “estufa” (oven) and covered it with “mantequilla” (margarine), and afterward she a few cuts of “quesito” (new, white cheddar run of the mill of Medellin) on top.

I disclosed to her one day that I will cook her a “Desayuno” Gringo-style:

Blueberry hotcakes or waffles or french toast with turkey bacon. A morning meal which I for one, like over “Desayuno paisa” any morning. This clarifies why essentially once every week, I go to the McDonalds here toward the beginning of the day to eat flapjacks covered in “garage” (syrup) and “mantequilla” (margarine). Furthermore, please don't allow me to begin on the amount I miss New York pizza or a Philly cheddar steak.

Source by Piter Jackson

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