This is a sensational dish with an odd name, even for Colombians. The words macho and russio would translate as a gray, not shiny, macho man’s dish! It is a typical dish from old Antioquia, but is new to the younger generations. Prepared with cuchuco de maíz*, which was probably leftover cut pieces of dry corn in old times, the corn is transformed into a creamy, risotto-type dish. Then all the goodies are added and a great meal full of contrasting flavors comes together: soothing Carne en Polvo, sweet and delicious Tajadas de Plátano, scrumptious crackling Chicharrones, and flavorful Hogao del Pacífico.
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