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Rising in popularity throughout the US, the arepa is beginning to make a mark on the American food scene. The dish, originally from Colombia and Venezuela, is made of ground maize meal or flour and is then fried, grilled or baked. A variety of different fillings, from beef to avocado to cheese, are inserted into the dough to complete the sandwich. 

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