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𝗔𝗿𝗲𝗽𝗮𝘀 is a cornmeal bread hailing from pre-Columbian Latin America. The base is 𝘮𝘢𝘴𝘢𝘳𝘦𝘱𝘢 (cornflour cooked in water, much like Italian 𝘱𝘰𝘭𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘢) mixed with water and oil, and formed into a round patty that cooks to a cake-like consistency: golden and crispy on the outside, fluffy and spongy on the inside. Bonus points? It’s gluten-free. The stuffing varies from simply melted cheese and beans to steak and avocado. A Colombian classic is shredded chicken and avocado, while in Venezuela you can find deep-fried arepas filled with eggs. They’re a staple food in Colombia, Venezuela and Tenerife. In recent years arepas have gained world-popularity, with arepas cafés, restaurants and food trucks popping up all around the globe.
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