The sancocho is a traditional stew or soup of the Caribbean coast of Colombia. When I taught English here, 32 years ago, my students and I would make a trip to the countryside on a Saturday morning, bringing all the sancocho supplies with us, and spend the day slow cooking it, drinking, dancing, and having a great time. Then we would spread out the yuca,
ñame, plantain, meat, and other vegetables on plantain leaves, if we didn’t have bowls, and eat with our hands. A sancocho isn’t just a menu item. It’s an excuse for a social get-together with family and/or friends. The tastiest way to cook it is outdoors over firewood. That being said, we’ve already had a few sancochos at our farm. Here are some photos of the events.