Arepas from Scratch with Sophie Eaaaats | Only Cookery. Arepas are a staple in Colombian and Venezuelan culture. Bread is a staple for many countries, arepas have the same function. They are enjoyed like sandwich pockets for breakfast, lunch or, dinner. The filling can be as simple as plain cheese and butter, or next level as a chicken avocado salad garnished with a bell pepper sofrito. We are going next level this time 😉 If you join me in this experience, I will teach you how to make them from scratch, and the trick to make them delicious, crispy on the outside, and soft on the inside.