Monthly Archives: January 2009

A Tour of Food in Guatemala

Desayuno Tipico–displayed more artfully than most. One of the most delicious (and least typically Guatemalan) dishes we sampled. Available only in the Garifuna town of Livingston, the soup is a coconut milk and seafood stock base with a whole fish, crab, shrimp, squid, and plantains served with a spicy green salsa to stir in and [...]
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January Events: Book Signing, Winter Soups and Stews Class, Fermentation Workshop

Hitting the New Year Running: Saturday, January 10th–book signing and food samples from Heirloom Beans at Omnivore Books3-4 PM Free! Wednesday, January 14–Winter Soups and Stews class at Sur La Table in San Francisco 6pm. $75 Saturday, January 24–Fermentation Workshop at The Cooperative Grocery in Berkeley. Time of day to be determined. Email or leave [...]
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Guatemalan Christmas Tamales in Xela

When I was in Guatemala in December I had the extraordinary privilege of living with one of the best cooks in Xela, or anywhere, Dona Yoly. She was our host mom during our second week there, which, lucky for us, fell on Christmas. When I asked if I could help her make the Christmas tamales, [...]
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