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n. An ''#Spanish'', a type of corn bread originating from the northern Andes and resembling a tortilla.


Arepa is a type of food made of ground maize dough or cooked flour prominent in the cuisine of Colombia and Venezuela. The native Timoto-Cuica people of the Andean region of western Venezuela are credited for inventing the arepa. It is eaten daily in those countries and can be served with accompaniments such as cheese (cuajada), avocado, or split to make sandwiches. Sizes, maize types, and added ingredients vary its preparation. Arepas can also be found in Panama, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Trinidad and Tobago and the Canary Islands. It is similar in shape to the Mexican gordita and the Salvadoran pupusa.

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The bombing lasted for another hour, through breakfast, which she ate at a nearby restaurant, fried snapper over rice and arepas, a delicious fried dough that brought back more vague, untraceable memories.