Arepas are a savory pancake made from just a few ingredients. They’re a very popular snack in South America, especially Venezuela and Colombia. There, every family has its own way of making arepas, and recipes are handed down from generation to generation. You can serve your arepas with guasacaca (wah-sah-kaka), which is similar to Mexican guacamole, or you can invent your own arepa using your favorite toppings or fillings. Get the full lesson in our Heirloom Recipes box, and remember to share with your family!