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The cuisine of South America with its many culinary influences and multi-faceted dishes. The multicultural residents have developed a wide variety of extraordinary specialties. The dishes differ depending on the region. Beef is often served in Argentina. Colombia and Venezuela love filled dumplings called "empanadas". Brazil loves stews like the well-known "Moquega" or "Feijoda" as well as dried crabs and of course chilli. Ecuador and Peru love pork with potato cookies. In Chile, fried pike or sea eel are served, but also roast beef.

As different as the recipes in the regions are, they all have one thing in common: the side dishes and at the same time staple food for South Americans are corn, beans, potatoes and rice. Fresh fruit is of course also included, although vegetables are rarely found in dishes. Immerse yourself in delicious South American recipes from Latin American, Creole and Caribbean cuisine.



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Arepas (corn cake) is a Colombian specialty that is a unique taste experience as a side dish or as a quick snack.


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Ceviche is a Peruvian specialty made from raw fish, which is available in Latin American countries under similar names (cebiche or seviche).

Pastel de Choclo

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Pastel de Choclo is a corn casserole from Chile and is a hearty dish that spreads South American flair in your own kitchen.


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The delicious Chilean sopaipillas are deep-fried pumpkin rolls in a wide variety of variations.

Moqueca de Peixe

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This authentic Brazilian stew is a dream for seafood lovers who want to bring Brazilian flair to their kitchen.


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Natilla is a type of pudding that is found in the cuisine of many Spanish-speaking countries, especially Colombia.


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Even if some of the ingredients sound like a cauldron, you don't have to be a magician to conjure up Brazilian flair with this stew.

Paila Marina

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Paila Marina is one of the typical soup specialties from Chilean cuisine, typically served in a paila.

Arroz con Pato

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Arroz con Pato is a Peruvian rice dish with duck and vegetables. Savory flavors make it a great Sunday recipe for the whole family.

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