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Hi #arepalovers!

As founders, we wanted to tell you a little bit about our story.
We are sisters, born in Venezuela and as you may have noticed we LOVE arepas. We grew up in Caracas and had a very happy childhood (we specifically remember eating arepas every day๐Ÿคค); but six years ago we had to move to the United States for reasons outside of our control.

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Today we look back at that special moment when chef Alejandro Toro nailed this Master Chef challenge by making arepas that impressed world renowned chefs like Gordon Ramsey, Christina Tosi and Aarรณn Sanchez.

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Once upon a time, a family of 8 siblings and their single mother relocated from the Andean state of Trujillo to the capital of Venezuela, Caracas. In their effort to support the family, the two older sons, known as the Alvarez Brothers, opened a restaurant in Sabana Grande (a popular boulevard in Caracas).

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In the Unites States alone over 150 arepa restaurants have opened up in the last 10 years. The wave of over 400,000 Venezuelan immigrants that have come into the United States looking for new opportunities have spiked demand for arepas.

The most surprising thing that has occurred, is that many people from other nationalities have given arepas a try and have really enjoyed them! ๐Ÿคค

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For years, thereโ€™s been a controversial debate between Colombians and Venezuelans over who came up with the famous arepas. Was it Colombia, with their traditional thinner arepa topped with queso campesino, or was it Venezuela with their thicker, filled with carne mechada, beans or the famous Reina Pepiada?

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