Guatemalan Pepian: Please Try This at Home

A Guatemalan cooking class? Aren't you supposed to be learning Spanish?Learning a new language is great, but doing so through the lens of food and markets strikes us as ideal. So when the topic of Guatemalan cuisine came up during our Spanish lessons (day two, as we steered each of our instructors there fairly quickly), we seized the opportunity and asked if … [Read more...]

Multicultural Snacking in Malaysia

You know, the Chinese are funny people: so long as their eyes are open, they are looking for food. –- an ethnic Chinese Malaysian man sizes up the Malaysian appetite for street foodTruth is, this quote applies to just about everyone in Malaysia. And why not? Like many of its neighbors in Southeast Asia, Malaysia is home to the holy trinity of street food … [Read more...]

Guatemala: 10 Days, 10 Impressions

With growing curiosity and a healthy double-edged dose of excitement and apprehension, we set off recently for the next segment of our journey: a new region with its own story, unfamiliar cultures with their own features, and distinct cuisines with their own flavors.We share ten impressions from our first ten days in Guatemala - from chuchitos to proselytizers to … [Read more...]

Saying Goodbye to America, Again: What We’ll Miss

Our recent visit to the U.S. was our longest in over seven years. Becoming reacquainted with our home country was in its own right a learning experience. Having just departed a few days ago for the Latin America leg of our journey, we take inventory of a few things that we’ll miss - and a few that we won’t. … [Read more...]

Good Morning, Guatemala!

"Audrey, something smells. Did you burn the toast?""No, look behind you – the volcano just erupted!"-- Our first morning in Antigua, Guatemala. Fuego Volcano lets off a puff of smoke as we assemble breakfast on the rooftop terrace of our friend's home. … [Read more...]