San Crispín y el Zapatero

On October 25th, San Crispín and San Crispiano are celebrated, brothers who dedicated themselves to evangelizing and at night -for their sustenance- they dedicated themselves to making shoes. That is why they have designated as a patron saint of shoemakers to St. Crispin. For people who are engaged in this profession, this date is very important, the tools to produce footwear, rest and honor the hands of those who do this old craft and who allow us to enjoy the shoes.


To commemorate this date and celebrate all those who dedicate themselves to this profession, they have created a unique dish, dedicated to San Crispín: El Zapatero, which is a broth that, among other ingredients, has: meat and pork skin, chorizo, sausage, pineapple, hard-boiled egg, güisquil and potato. This combination of ingredients and aromas, besides making your mouth water, will be an explosion in your palate; with the contrasts of textures and flavors. It is a delight that you must try. And we were lucky to find it at the Gastronomic Festival of Sacatepéquez, last Sunday, July 16. The Zapatero is a Guatemalan gastronomic delight.

Translated by: Melissa Schroden

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