Les comparto mi aporte para el blog This is How I Eat. Comida del Gran Cauca en el ciberespacio 🙂
“You’re Colombian – you must eat a lot of spicy food.”
“No, not really.”
“Then, how is the food down there? What’s your main dish?”
That’s a question which pulls up one of my many social anxieties – I don’t care much for small talk – and then there is the fact that I can never give a short answer to that question. So, hoping the person asking is at least a little bit interested in geography, history and anthropology, I start with an “It depends”.
And that’s because I can’t wrap my entire country into a single national dish. For me, Colombia is made up of various nations within a single country. To choose one single dish would be to deny an important part of our identity and heritage.
To begin to understand our food, first our geography has to be taken into consideration. Colombia borders the…
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