Background of Cumbia
Cumbia is one of the most melodic representative expressions of Colombia. It brings together three cultures - African, Indigenous and European. The African influence gives the rhythm of the drums while the Indigenous based flute blends in the melody. The European influence provides some variations in the melodies, choreography and costumes of the dancers.
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Recipe of the Week
Recipe By: Sweet y Salado
"This is a quick and easy recipe to make delicious Colombian arepas. They are usually served for breakfast, as a side dish, or even for a quick meal."
- 1 cup warm water
- 1 cup pre-cooked white corn meal (such as P.A.N.(R))
- 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
- cooking spray
- Mix water, corn meal, mozzarella cheese, butter, and salt together in a large bowl. Knead until mixed well and the dough has a soft consistency. Form balls the size of a medium orange and place them between 2 sheets of plastic wrap. Flatten with a rolling pin to your desired thickness.
- Cut the dough into circles using a cereal bowl or drinking glass, lip-down, through the plastic wrap. Remove the plastic wrap and remove excess dough.
- Coat a griddle with cooking spray and heat to medium-high. Add arepas and grill until golden brown, about 5 minutes per side. Serve immediately.
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From Allrecipes.com 9/26/2018