Food

Festival Gastronómico de Sacatepéquez

The culinary community of La Antigua Guatemala is ready to show off its magnificent talent when the eighth annual edition of the Sacatepéquez Gastronomic Festival arrives this month. It includes the participation of many culinary virtuosos from the cities and villages of the departamento. Thanks to the efforts of the Municipal Government of La...

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10 Guatemalan Snacks

In Guatemala, we call snacks- the appetizers that accompany us while we watch TV, when we meet with friends and more commonly those we share at recese time during school. Snacks are common in every store in the country and there is no one who can resist eating them. Although the list of snacks...

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Chiles rellenos

The chile relleno (literally “stuffed chile“) consists of a stuffed, roasted, fresh pepper, sometimes substituted with another kind of chile, a pasilla chile or even jalapeño chili pepper. In Guatemala, the ‘pimiento’ pepper is stuffed with shredded pork and vegetables. It is covered with egg batter and fried. It is served with tomato sauce or inside a bread bun with some...

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Seasonal Fruits

Star Apple Tropical tree of the Sapotaceae family, native to the low elevation areas of Central America and the Caribbean. Its fruit is round and purple and is generally green around the sepal and with a star pattern. It has several names: cainito, caimito, cayumito, star apple, golden leaf tree, abiaba, pomme de lait,...

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Cafe Condesa

Cafe Condesa 5a Avenida Norte #4, interior Casa del Conde 7832-0038 | FB /CafeCondesaAntigua Sweets for the sweet! Looking for a special place to show your loved one how much you care? At Cafe Condesa you’ll find delicious desserts to go with their famous bottomless cup of 100% Antigua coffee. For the month of...

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Pairing

‘Pairing’ is combining wine with another element of gastronomy with the goal of highlighting the flavour of both parts. There are different ways in which to pair – with beer or with wine, and with different dishes from cheese to fruit. Here we’ve put together 3 different pairings of wine with meat, wine with...

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Traditional Guatemalan Beans

One of the joys of living in a foreign country is discovering the local cuisines. Guatemala has wonderful traditions and the meals that accompany them are well worth trying. Befriending Guatemalans and sharing their family’s traditional recipes is a treat for your soul and your taste buds. Lucky for me a dear friend shared her...

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fish, all the time!

 4096-7336 On Tuesdays and Fridays we get a visit from Esber Octavio Azañon and Danilo Ixcoy Azañon, cousins and businessmen who follow the family tradition – which began almost 35 years ago – of selling seafood for home delivery. With one call, Esber and Danilo come in their small pickup truck to the door of...

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El Simbolismo de los Tamales

The Guatemalan tamal is an extraordinary blend of flavors. Unlike the Mexican term that ends with an “e” which many English speakers have learned, in Guatemala the dish is called a tamal (the plural is tamales), and it’s a delight for the palate. It not only satisfies the appetite, but it also has a...

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Festival del Aguacate at Casa Popenoe

The Festival del Aguacate is an important event created to commemorate 100 years since the arrival of Wilson Popenoe to Guatemala and his discovery of the delicious avocados that grow in La Antigua and in Guatemala in general. It was during his first trip over here that Wilson Popenoe fell in love with La Antigua...

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