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Colombian Empanadas Recipe

Empanadas - small, golden brown bites of deliciousness, filled with a variety of ingredients, but in Colombia one of the most common recipes comes with beef. These are perfect for a snack on the go or a starter, and during my time in Colombia, I couldn't get enough of them! Below is a recipe for how to make these savoury treats, served best with Aji - a typical Colombian hot salsa.

Ingredients (20 portions)

For the dough

  • 2 cup precooked yellow...
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Feasting on Fanesca – Easter in Ecuador

Easter is a great time to visit Ecuador! With such a large Catholic population, the week known as Holy Week, from Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday, is a time of celebration and it is common to come across festivals, parades and street music.

But this Easter I discovered another benefit to being in Ecuador during holy week - Fanesca! In 10 minutes of walking around town I had seen Fanesca advertised in about 90% of the restaurants I walked past, but I had no idea what it was. Being in a...

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Top 10 Dishes of Colombia

Colombia has a rich and diverse gastronomic scene, characterised but large hearty meals made with fresh ingredients and lots of meat! Here you’ll find Colombia’s top 10 dishes as discovered by Tucan Travel team member Tony Perdomo on his travels through this beautiful country, where food is as much a part of the culture as coffee.

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Travelling with Dietary Requirements

Michael Fab offers advice from his own experiences of travelling the world as a coeliac.

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Sampling Vietnamese Cuisine

Owen Denton, ex Tour Leader at Tucan Travel has journeyed the world, sampling all the culinary delights on offer. Here he offers advice on where to eat in one of the most flavourful countries in Asia.

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Learn to cook Nom Du Du

Koto Vietnam's recipe for smoked eggplant with garlic, chilli and basil, a traditional Vietnamese dish Β is as easy to cook as it is delicious. Β Koto is a restaurant devoted to training young people living on the streets of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City to cook and develop the skills needed for a better and safer future. Β For more information on Koto and to find out how to donate to this fantastic charity, click here.

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3 medium...

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