Hola and Welcome to My Colombian Recipes. I hope you enjoy your visit!
My name is Erica and I was born and raised in Medellin, Colombia. I moved to the United States in 2000. I live in Connecticut with my husband and our two boys. I am not a professional chef however. My educational background is in Tourism and Hotel Management and Marketing. Although Spanish is my first language, this site is written in English, so please excuse any grammatical errors…I do my best.
I published my first cookbook “I Cook Latin Food: The Best Recipes from 5 Popular Hispanic Cooking Blogs (Spanish Edition)” in 2021 with Penguin Random House.
Growing up in Colombia, cooking was always important in our family. We gathered at mamita’s house every weekend where she cooked traditional Colombian dishes that have remained family favorites years later.
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About the blog
This blog was created in February 2009 and was inspired by my maternal grandmother, who was a very important person in my life and an amazing traditional Colombian cook. I never saw Mamita cooking from a recipe. She made dinner from whatever ingredients she found in the kitchen. My hope is that people from other countries discover Colombian food and learn more about our culture and traditions. Cooking traditional Colombian food connects me to my culture and allows me to share my heritage with my American family.
My recipes are not limited to traditional Colombian food. I have many other recipes for dishes representing other countries that I enjoy cooking for my family and friends, which I will also share with you. The sources of most of my recipes are my family, friends and my own creations and experiments, but if I cook a dish from a magazine, cookbook or TV show, I will list the source. All of the pictures and writing are done by me. The webmaster of My Colombian Recipes is my husband, who doesn’t get a lot credit, but he handles all the technical stuff for the site.
Comments and e-mails
I appreciate all of your comments, feedback and e-mails. I read every single one of them! I am not always able to reply to them all but I will do my best to answer your questions as quickly as possible. Although I appreciate constructive criticism, rude comments will be deleted and not published. Remember, you can also subscribe to My Colombian Recipes by email or feed reader and never miss a post! Thank you for visiting.
This site is also available in Spanish (en español en este enlance)