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Coffee Still Life by Rudy Giron

Coffee Trivia from Guatemala

The first time we “officially” drunk coffee in Guatemala was in 1743 for the celebration of the conversion of the Catedral de …

Antigua Sandwich Week: Choripán by Rudy Giron

Antigua Sandwich Week: Choripán

Here’s your illustrated Spanish word of the day: Choripán for Argentine sausage sandwich. There’s a little bistro in the zaguán of Casa …

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Street Foods — Charbroiled Meats

Guatemalans love charbroiled meats; that’s why you see street vendors selling carnes asadas everywhere you go in Guatemala. Here’s a vendor selling …

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Guatemalan ponche for Christmas

Guatemalan ponche, fruit punch is the most popular drink for the Christmas season. The fruit punch above was prepared from package from …

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Guatemalan Food: Iguana

The Guatemalan gastronomy can be very exotic at times. Iguana prepared with tomato and chile sauce as shown here, with black tortillas …

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Guatemalan Food — Chilaquilas

Guatemalan chilaquilas [spelled chilaquiles sometimes] are a simple and economic dish, a staple of the Guatemalan gastronomy. The most common ingredient is …

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Fish Ceviche From Los 7 Caldos

As I posted before, much has been said about ceviches and there are almost as many spellings [seviche, cebiche, sebiche] as there …

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Guatemalan turrones

In Guatemala, turrón or meringue is the word for well-beaten egg whites and sugar. Now, what’s the difference between merengue and meringue? …

© Guatemalan parrillada by Rudy Giron

Guatemalan Parrillada FTW!

Here’s your illustrated Guatemalan Spanish word of the day: Parrillada or Charbroiled Meat Sampler As I have explained before, parrillada is a …

Street Food: Elotes Asados

How can something so simple, a charbroiled corn on the cob, be so delicious. In Guatemala we simply add salt and lime …