Who would have thought it: Colombians are authentic soup fans. This passion of unknown and unguessable origin is extended through the whole Country. In fact, the Capital’s typical dish is a soup, the Ajiaco, and the one from Cartagena too, the Cartagenero Chicken Sancocho. Besides, absolutely every menu includes a soup for first course, thus the soup in Colombia is unavoidable.

The Ajiaco is a chicken and creole potato soup, quite dense, and it’s usually served with corn, capers and avocado. It’s said that the crucial ingredient is the guasca, similar to basil. In my opinion, this is one of those dishes that only come out right when it’s prepared by a mother, with care and time.