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A very Venezuelan way of eating is the areperias which is found on most street corners. It may not look very appealing to western eyes but is a riot of flavour. There is also the mozzarella-like Venezuelan cheese which is worth sampling and the carne asada.

The Venezuelan staples include rice, chicken and yucca (used in much the same way as potatoes). Allied to which are plantains and black beans. The Venezuelan national dish is shredded beef, black beans, rice and fried yucca.