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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Gastronomic Guatemala

While die-hard foodies have been coming to Guatemala for years, only recently is it making a name for itself on the global culinary stage.




It is true that in Guatemala you'll have the best tamales you have Ever had in your life, but the cuisine is so much more than this. Last night, for instance, I dined on beef carpaccio, escargot, and steak, accompanied by a tasty red wine.




Perhaps Guatemalan cuisine is most inventive with it's sauces. Red peppers, cilantro, tomatoes, herbs, and squashes come alive in flavorful concoctions one wouldn't normally expect, but that are exquisite. It adds a delightful sophistication to hearty dishes. Pop a pumpkin and sausage taco on your mouth, smothered in creamy pumpkin sauce, and you'll see what I mean.






Of course, Guatemala is also famous for having one of the world's best runs, Zacapa. It's smooth and flavorful, and while expensive, many boast that it's hangover-proof.


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