If you want a meal bursting with bold flavors and rich culinary tradition, Colombian cuisine is a must. Known for its hearty, well-seasoned fare, delicious variety, and wide range of ingredients, dishes prepared in this part of the world are a foodie’s dream. While the varied tastes are what makes Colombian food unique, one particular item stands out from the rest, especially in the United States. Enter the popular empanada. Versatile and affordable, this baked or deep-fried turnover is common in Spanish, Southern European, Latin American, cultures.