It’s no secret that food is a social endeavor. We gather during mealtimes, we use food to celebrate life’s biggest milestones, and our inherited recipes are so much a part of our history that they might as well be added to our family tree. In this edition of Recipe by the Book, debut novelist Ingrid Rojas Contreras shares two recipes for arepas, a popular food eaten in her native Colombia. Each recipe has a story, and these two arepas in particular tell the story of the two young women whose lives we follow in Fruit of the Drunken Tree. Food and stories bring us together, and these arepas will be the perfect addition to your next book club meeting.
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