Guatemala Eats: The Desayuno Chapin

There are no surprises at breakfast in Guatemala. Walk into any food stall at the market or take a look at a local restaurant menu, and you will invariably find the same two items on offer: Kellogg’s Corn Flakes and the desayuno chapin.

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Guatemala Eats: A New Series!

Even I think it’s kind of weird. I love to eat, love to cook, love to learn about new cuisines, and yet, I look at my blog and think, “you’d never know it.”

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Photo Tour: Market Day

Every Thursday and Sunday morning, Panajachel’s market turns into the town hot spot: There are mango- and papaya-pushing senoras, butchers selling chorizo and chicken, and hawkers of countless niche items from energy-efficient light bulbs and dried cork husks to machetes and nail polish.

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Sampopos de Mayo (or A Once-A-Year Snack)

I don’t eat insects, but that may change next May, when the sampopos de Mayo return. A harbinger of winter, these giant queen ants (one shown above, next to the smaller [dead] ant) crawl out of the ground following the first rains of May to find homes for new sampopo colonies.

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