Articles Categorized in: Venezuelan Recipes

Pork Belly Chicharrón

Pork Belly Chicharrón

Pork belly chicharron is not meant to be beautiful. It’s plain and simply tasty. Greasy, artery blocker and decadent.     In Venezuela, this is a small town food. It is common in the rural areas. This is the cowboy’s snack. A bite of pork belly chicharrón with a splash of lime juice and kosher salt. The process is quite simple and straightforward —I guess you can not imagine a cowboy doing something slightly complicated in the kitchen. You will...
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Venezuelan Tres Leches Cake

Venezuelan Tres Leches Cake

A truly Venezuelan tres leches cake is something that changes your life. I’m not even exaggerating with this. To say that this spongy cake sogged in the most delicious milk cream is “good” is a major understatement.     You can tell that I’m beyond excited to show you this family recipe. My mom is well-known for her tres leches. It’s something that defines her. My friends always wanted to come to my home the day my mom was making...
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Venezuelan Chicha (Rice Drink)

Venezuelan Chicha (Rice Drink)

One of the street foods and drinks that I miss the most about Venezuela has to be the “chicha”. A Venezuelan chicha is a super thick drink made with rice and milk. It is dense and if you add a lot of ice you get a refreshing and fulfilling drink that tastes like heaven.     Chicha is a classic South American drink that you can find in a lot of countries and all of them have a different interpretation....
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Venezuelan Rice Pudding “Arroz con Leche”

Venezuelan Rice Pudding “Arroz con Leche”

Rice pudding is a classic South American dessert that has its origins in Spain and came to us from the colony time. But every country has it owns version of this classic. Today, I’ll show you a truly Venezuelan rice pudding.     For me, food is way much more than a pretty picture an a brief moment of tasting yummy stuff. For me, food is a story of love. Really, love? — that sound like a cheesy soap opera...
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Ponche Crema Venezuelan Eggnog

Ponche Crema Venezuelan Eggnog

Ponche crema is the Venezuelan version of an eggnog. Creamy, spiced and with a happy touch thanks to a hint — or maybe more— of Venezuelan rum.     In case you didn’t know, Venezuela has one of the best rums in the entire world. You may think that this is the classical case of nationality proud but …. well, I will let facts speak for themselves here. For us, rum beverages are quite common because: It is cheap in...
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How to Make Tequeños (Venezuelan Cheese Sticks)

How to Make Tequeños (Venezuelan Cheese Sticks)

The day has finally arrived. Yeap, the day I’m finally adding this beloved recipe to The Cookware Geek recipes. Today I’m going to make Venezuelan tequeños 🙂   I previously talked about our main ethnical dish that is arepas. Well, tequeños are the arepas of social events. How’s that? Let me explain: In Venezuela, tequeños are serious business. I mean, you cannot have a respectable party —wedding, birthday, graduation, any special occasion— that doesn’t involve these tiny fried cheese sticks...
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Creamy Pumpkin Cake (Venezuelan recipe)

Creamy Pumpkin Cake (Venezuelan recipe)

  I was waiting for a sad day when I extremely missed my mom to make this cake. It’s been officially one year without seeing her since I left Venezuela. I won’t make this long but if you are interested in knowing what is happening in Venezuela — and why there are many Venezuelans leaving their homeland — you can see this video. This is my mom’s’ signature cake, “La Torta de Auyama de Irma (my mom)” is well known...
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The 5 Best Arepa Fillings

The 5 Best Arepa Fillings

You can not talk about Venezuelan cooking without mentioning arepas. Every Venezuelan knows what it feels to wake up every morning with the smell of recently made arepas. This has to be the best feeling of the world.     You can fill your arepa with infinite variety of food. The are lots of possibilities. I guess that is part of the charm of arepas; you can always reinvent the classics and make it better. In Venezuela we usually eat...
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Avocado Cream “Guasacaca”

Avocado Cream “Guasacaca”

  As I said a million times, in South America we are obsessed with avocados. This is not a new trend for us, this is just life. We use it along our main dishes with a pinch of salt like a sacred ritual for our meals. Now the avocado-craziness is all over America. Avocado smoothie, avocado toasts, avocado soups, avocado everything. But I am sure that you’ve never hear the term “guasacaca”. This creamy piece of heaven is the Venezuelan...
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Grandma’s Beef Stew with Potatoes and Carrots (Latin American style)

Grandma’s Beef Stew with Potatoes and Carrots (Latin American style)

I’m sure there are meals that make you remember a specific time of your life. Well, this beef stew tastes to me like all the weekends at my abuela’s (grandma’s). She used to serve this rich stew over a big bowl of fluffy white rice. It was definitely the best part of my weekend along with her quesillo. If you know me you probably know that I’m not a fan of white rice. For a Latin American girl, this is...
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