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Kitchen Series, Part 2 Boarding House Food

Salmon with piquant sauce, recipes below 
As a graduate student I did field work in some rural sections of Guatemala, Central America. One of them was a place called Retalhuleu. The town  was a provincial capital with a vivid contrast between the rich and the poor seen in ones shoes, teeth, and homes--especially the size of ones kitchen and the equipment in it. I rented a room from a women ran a sort of boarding house. The kitchen had no refrigerator or stove and all meals where cooked on a hot plate like device. The women who ran the place prepared monotonous dishes like over fried and greasy plantains and uneventful rice and black beans. The meals left me graving for a serving of salmon from back home.

Kitchen Stories with Recipes: http://www.foodasalens.com/search?q=Kitchen

Guatemala Stories with Recipes: http://www.foodasalens.com/search?q=Guatemala

Kitchen Series, Part 3 The Essentials

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