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The Buñuelo Transaction © Rudy Giron

The Buñuelo Transaction






As I mentioned yesterday, Cuaresma [Lent] has street food that is sold at the booths outside the church where the velación, vigil, …




Lent Vistas: The incense burner © Rudy Giron

Lent Vistas: The incense burner






And just like that we have arrived to the fifth Sunday of Lent… in other words, the world-famous Semana Santa in Antigua …




Lent Food: Corbatas






As explained before, corbatas are fried flour-based crunchy dessert soaked in syrup or honey. Corbatas take their name from the shape they …




Lent Food: Mango Chow Mein






Chomín de mango or mango chow mein simply refers to the mango sliced very thinly so it looks like chow mein pasta. …




Lent Food: Elotes & Elotes Locos






As explained before, elotes locos are chucherías (snacks) that are always present in the typical Guatemalan county or town fair. To make …




Lent Food: Toffee apples






These apples will soon turn into caramelized apples. Toffee apples, as they are known in England, are a good example of the …




Lent Food: Batido Drink






Batido is a fruity drink topped with a powder called pinol, a coarse flour made from ground toasted maize kernels, often in …




Lent Food: Panes con pollo






Panes con pollo or chicken sandwiches are the staple food of velaciones, vigils, along with batido, a drink made from tropical fruits …