This recipe is for bienmesabe as it’s made in Venezuela. Sponge cake or fingers are layered with coconut cream and topped with meringue for a decadently rich and sweet treat.
Chorípan is the clever hybrid name for one of the most popular South American sandwiches. It’s a sandwich of chorizo sausage on a crusty bread roll (chor for chorizo y pan for bread). Choripan is a popular street food that is best straight off the barbecue.
Bistec a Caballo is a traditional Colombian and Venezuelan dish. It is basically a piece of steak with a tomato and onion sauce, topped with a fried egg. We recommend serving it with white rice and ripe plantain on the side.
Pasticho is a delicious version of lasagna that is very popular in Venezuela. In Venezuela, pasticho is prepared with regular lasagna noodles layered alternately with a tomato-based meat sauce and bechamel sauce, with cheese and sometimes ham interspersed within the layers.
A Buñuelo is a fried dough ball. It is a popular snack in Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Cuba, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Spain, Peru, Turkey, Greece, Morocco, and is a tradition at Christmas, Ramadan and among Sephardic Jews at Hanukkah. It will usually have a filling or a topping.
Asado negro has its primary home in Caracas, where it is often served during the Christmas holidays, alongside fried sweet plantains and white rice, with perhaps a tart green salad for contrast.