Ternera a la llanera
What it is: Beef, veal, pork -- basically anything you want, as long as it’s the whole animal
What's the deal: The Colombian version of barbecue, ternera a la llanera involves taking the entirety of a young cow, butchering it very carefully in order to preserve a bunch of tender, thin cuts of meat, and skewering them over a conical fire pit that smokes the meat as it’s cooked. This style of cooking is particularly popular in the marshlands of Colombia, and will probably become popular everywhere this article is read.
Adam Lapetina is a food/drink staff writer at Thrillist, and can't wait to try some bandeja paisa while watching the Colombian version of Breaking Bad. Read his musings on Twitter at @adamlapetina.