Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A baked or fried cornmeal cake of traditional Colombian cuisine.

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  • n. An arepa, a type of corn bread originating from the northern Andes and resembling a tortilla

Etymologies

Cariban ərepa, maize.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Spanish arepa (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Another favorite arepa is Riccardo's tuna, which includes tuna, pico de gallo, avocado and truffle butter, a nod to Mr. Romero's truffle-selling days.

    Pocket of Venezuela

  • For those late in this game the arepa is the unique, and glorious, contribution of Venezuela to world gastronomy, our own way to make a very special type of corn bread that is stuffed with only your creativity as the limit (I have my own recipe of yellow corn arepa with sauteed mushroom which is out of this world).

    Venezuela News And Views

  • Amy Sussman for The Wall Street Journal Bomba, at left, is an arepa made with shredded chicken, sliced avocado and Guayanes cheese.

    Venezuelan Flavor in Queens

  • Venezuelan Flavor in Queens Amy Sussman for The Wall Street Journal Bomba, at left, is an arepa made with shredded chicken, sliced avocado and Guayanes cheese.

    Pocket of Venezuela

  • Popular arepas include mami (Venezuelan roast pork avocado and white cheese), bomba (shredded chicken, avocado and Guayan é s cheese) and the caz ó n arepa, which features baby shark.

    Pocket of Venezuela

  • Although Dudamel has not been able to visit the Beverly Hills location, Camelia said his favorite hometown dish is the Perico Platter, a traditional breakfast dish of scrambled eggs with sautéed mini-sweet peppers, fresh tomatoes and chopped onions, served with a Venezuelan arepa (wheat and gluten-free!) corn cake and a side of fresh fruit ($11).

    Jay Weston: Venezuelan Food in Beverly Hills... and Dudamel's Favorite Breakfast Dish!

  • Although Dudamel has not been able to visit the Beverly Hills location, Camelia said his favorite hometown dish is the Perico Platter, a traditional breakfast dish of scrambled eggs with sautéed mini-sweet peppers, fresh tomatoes and chopped onions, served with a Venezuelan arepa (wheat and gluten-free!) corn cake and a side of fresh fruit ($11).

    Jay Weston: Venezuelan Food in Beverly Hills... and Dudamel's Favorite Breakfast Dish!

  • She made a point that arepa is a corn-based food, which is gluten/wheat free, something which many people today are seeking.

    Jay Weston: Venezuelan Food in Beverly Hills... and Dudamel's Favorite Breakfast Dish!

  • The meal is prepared and patted into a circle (one of the great strengths of Colombian cuisine is that they seldom experiment; this can be boring but whatever else Colombian cuisine is, it is reliable: the arepa does not come in squares or triangles or octagons, always as a disk), buttered and griddled.

    Arepaehuevo « Unknowing

  • Get me an arepa ... instead — but Bill had departed, and the donut rested beside the sugar bowl still.

    Interlude – Cafe Nekropolis « Unknowing

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