Colombia’s Pacific Cuisine Is the Best Latin Food You’ve Never Tried
This is a writing sample from Scripted writer Ocean Malandra
Colombia's vast Pacific coastline, known as the Pacifico, is not only one of the rainiest places in the world, but its largest metropolis, Buenaventura, claims the dubious honor of being the most dangerous city in the country. Unsurprisingly, the Pacifico also happens to be Colombia's least visited region.
But ask Colombians of any walk of life where the best food in the land is and you are going to get "Pacifico" for an answer every time.
Just as African as many parts of Africa, the Pacifico saw massive numbers of slaves brought to work raw metals out of its mines in the 17th and 18th centuries. As the poorest area of Colombia, isolated from the rest of the county by the thick jungle that covers the region, most of the Pacifico is still only reachable by boat.....
Ocean Malandra is a journalist and travel writer that divides his time between Northern California and South America. His work has appeared in everything from Business Insider and USA Today to Vice and High Times. He specializes in food, travel, health, environment, and cannabis.