Arepas Rellenas – Venezuelan Corn Cakes Stuffed with Cheese and Black Beans

Arepas rellenas - a Venezuelan corn cakes

Arepas rellenas – Venezuelan corn cakes – are the perfect food. They’re filling, delicious, and easy to make. And this Venezuelan-Style Stuffed Arepas recipe is the best version yet! I love how these arepas taste – they’re stuffed with a savory stuffing that will have your mouth watering. And of course, there’s always room for … Read more

Arroz Mamposteao: Rice and Beans Recipe from Puerto Rico

This is Mamposteao! Puerto Rican dish made up of rice, sofrito, beans, cilantro and tomatoes

Sometimes the greatest surprises come in the smallest sizes. Such is certainly the case with Puerto Rico. For an island that’s only a maximum of 65km in height and 180km in width, it’s almost like it boasts an incredibly rich and diverse cuisine you would come to expect from a more massive land with a … Read more

Pom Surinamese Chicken Pomtajer Potato Root Vegetable Casserole

Pom Surinamese Chicken Pomtajer Potato Root Vegetable Casserole

The saying “without pom, there is no birthday” should give you some idea of just how revered pom is in Suriname. A celebratory dish mostly reserved for special occasions, pom is the lovechild of a number of different ethnic parents who – whether by force or of their own volition – ended up in Suriname during the time … Read more

Arroz Chaufa Peruvian Cantonese Stir Fried Rice

Arroz chaufa Peruvian Cantonese stir fried rice

Think of a classic Peruvian dinner, and arroz chaufa might not be the first thing that springs to mind. You might instead conjure up a plate of ceviche or a barbequed cuy (guinea pig!) washed down with a pisco sour. Spend an evening in Lima, however, and you are just as likely to find yourself tucking into a hearty … Read more

Kokoda Fijian Coconut Milk Ceviche

Kokoda Fijian Coconut Milk Ceviche

If you’re tiring of the Hawaiian Poke craze but love a bowl of raw fish, you might want to look to another island for inspiration. Fijian Kokoda is very similar to a ceviche and offers a new take on the raw fish salad concept found throughout the Pacific Islands from Tahiti to Hawaii and all the way … Read more