Note to my editor: I worked really hard on this article. It's about Colombian food, so I flew to the South American country's capital, Bogotá. I spent weeks there doing in-depth research, talking to the locals about what they eat, visiting dozens of neighborhood restaurants, and shadowing cooks as they prepared meals in their own home kitchens. I learned fluent Spanish so I could pronounce, with proper authority, such traditional dishes as ajiaco (cream of chicken soup with potato, rice and avocado), sobrebarriga a la criolla (stewed beef in Creole sauce), and sancocho de res (thick beef short rib soup with potatoes, plantains, yucca, and... More >>>
Fowl territory: The Pardos (from left), Gabriel, Sandra and German, serve up a fine plate of chicken.