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Tapado

seafood sopa con verde plantain slices


Cuatro plantain verde
Leche Cocunut
Cinco tazas de agua
caliente
Dos tomates
Uno cebollo (onion)
Pescado
Camarn (shrimp)
1 tbsp fresco organo
1 tbsp basil
Pollo bouillon
Sal
Pimienta (pepper)

Gallo en chicha
rooster stew
Ingredientes :
Rooster
Panela (sugar)
Chicha
( derived from
maize)

Sopa de pepino
Ingredientes
aceite vedura
pickling cucumbers
la cebolla (onion)
red bell pimienta
pollo broth
Ground pimienta
sal (optional)
nonfat yogur
fresco parsley

Pan de Banana

Ingredientes
mantequilla (butter)
El azucar (sugar)
las bananas
sal
cinnamon
jugo de limn
Huevo (egg)
la harina (flour)
baking powder

Culture
Guatemalan people are mestizo.
A mix of Spanish and Mayan
blood. Most villagers are direct
Mayan decent.
Guatemalan Spanish includes a
variety of words and expressions
that are uniquely Guatemalan,
called Guatematequismos.

Family

In poorer families, children must work as soon as


they can support the family often at the expense
of their education.
Extended families spend a lot of time together
socializing, cousin are often close as siblings and
may be referred to primos hermanos {cousin
siblings}
Rural extended families often share a single
home or live next to each other in a family
compound. This community includes parents,
unmarried children, and often their

Family
Urban families generally live in
nuclear family settings, although
grandparents are often present.
Unmarried adults live with their
parents unless they must go
elsewhere for work. Adult children
are responsible for the care of their
elderly parents.
Mayan families place little value on
educating their daughters

Social Status
Most of a women's social status is based
upon her marriage, her education, family
and reputation is also important.
For men, status is based largely upon
education, economics prosperity, and to a
lesser degree marriage.
Woman now have more opportunities for
education and employment. However, these
gains are reflected more in the position of
the urban women than that of the rural
women.
Among ladinos, social status is important in

Special Holidays
November 1 : All Saints Day

This is a day when giant kites are found


in the sky and cemeteries are filled. The
day before, people go to the graveyard
to restore, clean, and repaint their loved
ones graves. On November 1st there is
a celebration. Families bring their loved
ones favorite foods and drinks. There
are many flower decorations and
mariachi bands.

Urban vs. Rural


A typical urban home is square in
shape and constructed of
cinderblocks and cement. Roofs are
usually flat and may be corrugated
metal or shingled, depending on what
the family can afford. Floors are
generally tiled, carpeting is rare.
Most rural homes are constructed of
adobe, bamboo, or cinderblocks.
Homes are square with flat tiled

Dating
Urban young people began dating in groups
around age 15. In rural areas, people began
dating at a younger age, and young women are
often considered ready for marriage by their
mid-teens.
Young women and their families are careful to
maintain the girls reputation which can affect
her prospects for marriage. Therefore, a proper
couple is chaperoned by younger cousins or
siblings.
In more traditional families, the young man is

Marriage
Traditionally and in some indigenous
communities, the mans parents ask
for the womens hand in marriage.
For the rest of society, the men usually
asks the womans father for permission
to propose to her.

Websites Used
http://www.roamingaroundtheworld.com/tapado-recipe-from-livingston-guatemala/
http://www.petitchef.es/recetas/plato/gallo-en-chicha-cocina-salvadorena-fid-1047722
http://allrecipes.com.mx/receta/4105/sopa-de-pepino-f-cil.aspx
http://www.cooks.com/recipe/pk2lf0gp/pan-de-platano.html
http://www.donquijote.org/culture/guatemala/
http://www.donquijote.org/culture/guatemala/society/holidays/
http://www.infoplease.com/country/guatemala.html
http://guate.org/guatemala_culture.html