Maya Girl Picking Freshly Made Tortitllas

Rudy Giron: AntiguaDailyPhoto.com &emdash; Maya Girl Picking Freshly Made Tortitllas out of the Comal

Last week we did a mini series on campesinos and the milpa fields located on the skirt of Volcán de Agua. Today we show the most obvious and popular food, tortillas, that is made from maize harvested from the milpa fields.

Other Guatemalan food based on corn are: Tamales, tostadas, chuchitos, pupusas, atoles, dobladas, enchiladas, tacos, garnachas, tamalitos, quesadillas, elotes locos, just to mention a few of the possibilities. We can go on and on about Guatemalan food made with avocados, squash, chiles, beans, tomatoes, tomatillos, camotes (sweet potatoes), jicama (a tuber also known as sengkwang, yam bean, singkamas, Mexican turnip), amaranth (also called pig weeds), mucuma (a tropical legume) yuca, ichintal, güisquil, et cétera.

By the way, you can do searches on just about all the foods mention above in case you don’t know what they look or taste like. Enjoy!

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