An essay and recipe for Famaillá style empanadas. Words and photographs by Kevin Vaughn.
"I’ve begun to think that every effort to mimic a recipe is an act of betrayal, a flattening of the stories I chased. And to try and replicate them to exactitude is to betray my original experience, as if it weren’t unique and could be easily repackaged." - this is a beautiful way to think about shared recipes.
A lovely essay! And just a shout out for the empanadas from Ecuador, which are pretty good too :
Colombian empanadas bc the crust (outside) is not as thick so you can actually taste the meat, chicken or whatever is inside - simply DELISH!