Friday, April 20, 2012
Lichas. Hairy Fruit.
My host dad preparing a coconut to eat... with a machete... scary.
The word for Pie and foot are the same! We thought it was a festival of feet until we realized it was a bakery!
YUMMY. Estofado is three kinds of meats cooked and stirred until the bones literally just fall out.
Molletes. I believed I already explained these are MY FAVORITE desert. Traditional for Lent and Day of the Dead. Bread with sweet cream, rolled in egg and fried.
Green, yet perfectly ripe and sweet orange.
Rapadura. More healthy and unprocessed traditional sweetener.
Gabriel, 6 year old host brother's favorite food! Grilled meat.
Traditional tortilla making station.
My part eaten Mollete.
Banana Tree. Did you know that technically banana trees are a type of grass?
Another traditional desert... Some kind of pumpkin like squash...with a TON of sugar.
Women of the family making tamales for Christmas!
The stuff in a chuchito.
Chuchitos ready to cook.
Mixing up the chuchito batter.
Chuchitos ready to eat!
Boiling platanos. They are NOT bananas.
Learning to make rellenitos with Dona Tina!
RELLENITOS... which are really my FAVORITE. Platano, sweet black beans, and cinnamon...fried. YUM.