This is the week of anticipation to the Day of the Dead, November 1st and one of the most waited upon dishes of people in Guatemala City.
I have often compared the "1ero de Noviembre" to Thanksgiving in the sense of family thinking of ancestors around a wonderful meal.
I will blog more about the dish and the day but for now I leave you with the big display of the meats being sold for the fiambre, which a lot of them can only be found during this time.
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Z is for ZAPOTE
Zapote is spelled with Z in Central America and with S in Mexico and South America. I am glad because I wanted to blog about something more interesting than zanahoria when I got to Z.
The Zapote texture is like cutting into a refrigerated pumpkin pie. The texture is like you were having natures guilt free fudge.
Friday, October 9, 2009
I IS FOR INJERTO
INJERTO is the name of a fruit that is the 'injerto' (graft) of a chico and a zapote. It has the shape of the zapote at about the size of the chico and the skin of neither.
When you cut it it looks like a zapote but the texture and taste is definitely a mix of both.
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
THE INGENUITY OF GUATEMALANS
I find this form of advertisement both creative and hilarious.
Sal Andrews is an Alka Seltzer type medicine that claims to start working in 6 seconds.
Hired people with interactive signs are located in busy intersections. When the light turns red they start the Sal Andrews count to relief,
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