One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A corn pancake, sweetened or unsweetened, eaten in Venezuela and Colombia.
- ‘After that we went to eat arepas, a type of snack which is very popular in Venezuela.’
- ‘A common item, either served on its own or alongside other dishes, is the arepa, a sort of puffy cornmeal pancake.’
- ‘It is served with fried plantains, black beans, cornmeal pancakes called arepas, rice, and, sometimes, white cheese.’
- ‘New immigrants have added to the on-the-go family, introducing Colombian arepas, Mexican tacos and Uzbek samsas.’
- ‘They concur in the use of annatto, the enjoyment of capers and green coriander as flavourings, the universal employment of coconuts and bananas in cooking, as well as a reliance on the corn bread arepa.’
- ‘And vegetables that accompany the latter - sweet-corn arepa and bitter greens - are spotlight stealers.’
- ‘He was cooking arepas for the girls in a little kitchen that a man had lent to him for a month.’
- ‘If you're intrigued by Latin cuisine - from arepas, a corn flour pancake and cheese combination popular in Venezuela and Colombia, to Brazil's soft cheese bread paõ de queijo - Miami is your kind of town.’
- ‘Among the many foods enjoyed are arepas, which are small pancakes made from corn.’
- ‘So from the land of chacapas and arepas… Have a nice weekend!’
- ‘Similar to arepas are empanadas (deep-fried pasties) and cachapas (a pancake/crepe-like dish), which are filled with cheese, ham, and/or bacon.’
- ‘I had to try Venezuelan food so I stepped inside and asked the lady (Flor, I suppose) if she could pack me an arepa and a small salad, to go.’
- ‘Game and fish were always sources of protein, and corn is eaten mainly in the form of thick cakes called arepas and maize gruel.’
Top tips for CV writingRead more
In this article we explore how to impress employers with a spot-on CV.