Why? because we love food and show love trough food.
Everybody is invited, we love big gatherings and if anybody shows unexpectedly (yes.. that is ok) my grandma used to say: "More water for the soup!".
Guatemalan cuisine is not very famous but it is very healthy, full of spices and herbs.
Our markets are always in season, full of color and flavor... great for vegetarian and gluten free travelers!!!
There are 115,500 latinamericans in UK and we have a Facebook group only for Guatemalans, so at the beginning of the month I did a poll to ask them what is the food that they miss the most. Here are the results:
Full of potassium, they are big bananas that you have to cook before you eat.
I found them in Eastern Spice in Weston Super Mare and you can buy them in African shops all around England.
Plantains can be boiled or fried and sprinkled with sugar.
A famous desert is called "Rellenitos" witch I will be demonstrating soon.
It is a soft and moist corn dough with meat (chicken of pork), olives and prunes with mild spices wrapped in Plantain leaves.
They are hand made traditionally for Christmas and special occasions.
I love them!
Our beloved "frijolitos" are a staple food in our diet.
They are high in protein and low in fat.
Thank you to all the residents of Weston Super Mare that came to my taster session. I had a mighty 8/10!
I buy Black Turtle Beans for £0.99/lb in Waittrose and I will be showing you how to cook them with onion and garlic... delicious!
This is a very traditional dish.
Pepian is a special sauce called "recado" with chicken served with rice. Recado is a rich, blended sauce composed of various roasted ingredients and loved by all in Guatemala.
Are you gluten free? look no further.
The Mayans believed we came from corn and its no surprise how many wonderful properties it has.
Corn is very high in Vitamine A, betacarotens, Lutein and zearzanthin.
We love corn tortillas and they are delicious with a bit of salted butter or with cheese for "Quesadillas".