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Eat Fresh, Get Your Chef On… By Chris Warren

Hopefully after reading my earlier article about seafood in Xela (see here), you’re feeling bold and ready to head to the Demo to grab a meal of mariscos. If you’re in need of a little inspiration on how to take your seafood to the next level, […]

Cooking With Dorcas: Eat Fresh, Get Your Chef On…

By Dorcas Shiloj

In the middle of this relatively mild rainy season I often spend my time walking in the markets of beautiful Xelajú, looking for and watching for one of my favorite foods to come into season: apples. You can usually find imported apples year-round, but for the more sour and smaller apples from […]

Don’t Sleep ‘Til (Restaurante) Brooklyn

By Steve Mullaney

I’m always a sucker for restaurants that are named after places in the U.S. Hailing from Minneapolis, I once leapt out of a bus leaving San Francisco El Alto to sample the fare at Café Minneapolis. (Surprisingly good, by the way.)

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Cooking Local: Recipe for Prune Sauce

By Carlos Valdéz

Feeding ourselves is one of our most critical daily activities. Doing so with fresh, local, organically grown ingredients is good for you and good for the environment, which is something we hope to inspire with this series of articles. This month we feature a recipe for prune sauce to spice up your […]

Cooking Local: Sweet Potato Salad

Feeding ourselves is one of our most critical daily activities. Doing so with fresh, local and organically grown ingredients is the good for you and good for the environment, which is something we hope to inspire with this article. We’ll explore how to make a sweet potato salad from ingredients you can find in local […]

Fiambre: A November Dish for All Tastes

By Diana Pastor

I have always considered the November dish fiambre an admirable representative of Guatemalan culture. I don’t say this because it utilizes regional or typical ingredients but rather due to the diversity and variety of colors that it displays. Up until now I have never found another food that contains so many types […]

The Food Critic: Italian Gelato in Xela

By Steve Mullaney

Everyone knows about Bake Shop. In fact, before I arrived in Xela for the first time in 2007 a friend told me that I was required to go to the famous Mennonite bakery and try to sneak a donut back through customs for her. Why? Because the goodies at Bake Shop are […]

The Devil’s Brew: Coffee in Guatemala

By Mark Nunziata

If you’ve been blessed with any of the five senses, you’ve probably figured out by now that the Guatemala is bursting with The Devil’s Brew. Yes, Guatemala is a huge supplier of that most popular drug of choice: coffee. In the cities of Xela, Antigua or San Pedro you may see espresso […]

Comida de Fiesta in Xela

By David Tiguilá

This article will explore the main comida tipica dishes found here in Xela and the history of how the cuisine developed.

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Daytripper: Cool Trips. Close by.

Daytripper is XelaWho’s regular monthly series on day trips within easy reach of Xela. This month’s article is called: A Fair Taste: Finding Fair Trade Food in Xela.

By Jenna Chapman of Quetzaltrekkers

We at Quetzaltrekkers are always looking for ways to live more sustainably. As part of this effort we organized our February benefit […]