Archive for September 24th, 2013

Desayuno Chapín

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

I know you all have seen more elegant, more sophisticated, more abundant and richer versions of a Desayuno Chapín -Guatemalan Breakfast-.
There is not set of rules nor it is written in stone what a Desayuno Chapín should be, or should contain. In my opinion, the Desayuno Chapín should reflect Authenticness -my word-, devotion to aboriginal ingredients, and the most important; Practicality. Again, in my opinion; Desayuno Chapín is about what’s practical but still tasty, not about presentation or fanciness. And what I show you here is what a Desayuno Chapín is and has been for the largest segment of the population, especially in the countryside.
And I’ll have this Desayuno Chapín go against any at a distinguished restaurant.
Que ricos estan los frijoles -So tasty are them Frijoles- I told the female attending the shop. Es que estan hechos con cariño -It is because they are made with love/passion/affection- she tells me. That’s something you are not likely to get at a fancy restaurant.
Desayuno Chapin

Park Art

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

OK, for this one I’m going to require assistance.
I’ve been to many towns, big and small throughout the country and I’ve seen this Water-Jar style sculpture. This particular one is at a park on Sixth Avenue, Zone 1, Guatemala City.
Is there a social context about this theme? I’ve asked people around the parks where I’ve seen them but everyone is as clueless as I am.
Can Anyone elaborate on this?
Park Sculpture