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Venezuelan cuisine

Homemade empanadas

Due to its location in the world, its diversity of industrial resources and the cultural diversity of the Venezuelan people, Venezuelan cuisine often varies greatly from one region to another. Its cuisine, traditional as well as modern, is influenced by indigenous peoples and its European ancestry[1] (Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, and French), and is also influenced by African and Native American traditions. Food staples include corn, rice, plantain, yams, beans and several meats.[1][2] Potatoes, tomatoes, onions, eggplants, squashes and zucchini are also common sides in the Venezuelan diet.

Contents

  • Main dishes 1
  • Typical snacks 2
  • Beverages 3
  • Breads 4
  • Cheeses 5
  • Desserts 6
    • Cakes 6.1
  • Seafood 7
  • Other foods 8
  • See also 9
  • References 10
  • External links 11

Main dishes

Polenta with sausages

Typical snacks

Beverages

A tequeño is prepared with a bread dough with queso blanco (white cheese) in the middle.
Mandocas are Venezuelan deep-fried pretzels made from cornmeal, often served hot with butter and cheese

Breads

  • Pan dulce – Spanish for "sweet bread"
  • Pan chabata – Italian "ciabatta"
  • Pan Frances, or Canilla
  • Pan Siciliano – round loaf of country bread.
  • Pan de jamón – usually filled with ham, olives, and raisins and usually eaten during the Christmas season.

Cheeses

  • Queso de Año
  • Queso de Bola relleno
  • Queso de Cabra
  • Queso de Mano
  • Queso Guayanes
  • Queso Telita
  • Queso Paisa
  • Queso Parmesano
  • Cuajada andina
  • Queso Palmizulia
  • Queso Clineja – Venezuelan slang. RAE (Crizneja)

Desserts

Venezuelan Quesillo

Cakes

Seafood

  • Vuelvealavida – one of a range of seafood cocktails commonly found in beach culture

Other foods

  • Guasacaca – a sauce prepared with avocado, cilantro, peppers, onions, and garlic. There are two varieties: green (mild) and red (hot).
  • Salpicón
  • Tajadas – fried plantain slices

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f Kohnstamm, Thomas; Kohn, Beth. "Venezuela." Lonely Planet. Accessed October 2011.
  2. ^ Brittin, Helen (2011). The Food and Culture Around the World Handbook. Boston: Prentice Hall. pp. 20–21. 
  3. ^ Romero, Aldemaro (21 June 1998). "Pasticho". notitarde.com (Spanish). Retrieved 2006-04-28. 

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