Colombian Food

An American describes the food of her Colombian heritage.

Self Study


Listen to the dialogue in the episode again. Try to write down what they say and then check with the answers below.


My favorite type of food is Colombian food because I, first of all, am Colombian, so anytime that I get to eat that food it reminds me of back home, and the times that I get to spend with my family.

And the food is so good, we eat rice and beans and steak, and then egg on top of everything, and avocado. We put an avocado on everything we eat. Oh, it's so good , our main plate is called 'Bandeja Paisa', which is basically everything that I just said, you know, all those types of different foods, onto one plate.

It's so delicious, it just reminds me of back home, and if I could eat it every single day, I would.

Self Study

Use a voice recorder to try to summarize what they said in the episode. You can use the questions and answers below to help.


  • What's her favorite kind of food?
  • Why?
  • What ingredients does their main dish, 'Bandeja Paisa', contain?
  • Does she like it?


Her favorite kind of food is Colombian food.

She has a Colombian background, so when she eats it, she's reminded of Colombia.

It contains rice, beans, steak, egg and avocado.

Yes, she'd eat it everyday if she could.