Honduras

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I have just returned from a short but wonderful trip to Honduras to visit my cousin Sara. We drove across the country from the Mayan ruins at Copan, to hot springs in Gracias, Lempira, to eventually settling in at her home in Comayagua for a few days. Here are pictures of just some of the delicious food I ate!

Cacao tree- a staple of the ancient Mayan diet

Cacao: a staple of the ancient Mayan diet

Coffee straight from the source. Usually consumed with a fair amount of added sugar

Coffee straight from the source. Usually consumed with a fair amount of added sugar

Anafre de chorizo (chips served fondue-style with meat dip) and encurtido (crunchy pickled vegetables)

Anafre de chorizo (chips served fondue-style with meat dip) and encurtido (crunchy pickled vegetables)

Sopa de frijoles (bean soup with poached egg)

Sopa de frijoles (bean soup with poached egg)

Honduran pickle and dulce de leche heaven found in Gracias, Lempira

Honduran pickle and dulce de leche heaven

Torrejas (molasses soaked pancakes, a traditional Christmas treat)

Torrejas (molasses soaked pancakes), a traditional Christmas treat

Christmas wouldn't be complete without homemade Sephardic borekas. Fillings included rice and cheese, beans, and beans and rice.

Christmas wouldn’t be complete without homemade Sephardic borekas. Fillings included rice and cheese, beans, and beans and rice.

Pescado de Lago Yojoa (Fish from Lake Yojoa). Served whole, fried, and with encurtido, lime, and banana chips.

Pescado de Lago Yojoa (Fish from Lake Yojoa). Served whole, fried, and with encurtido, lime, and banana chips.

View of Lake Yojoa from lunch on a cloudy day

View of Lake Yojoa from lunch

Snacking on sugar cane

Snacking on sugar cane

 

Tamales stuffed with pork and served with cloved-spiced coffee

Tamales stuffed with pork and served with cloved-spiced coffee

 

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2 responses to “Honduras

  1. Adina,
    Sounds like a wonderful time was had by all. Looks like a great trip!
    Can’t wait to hear more details tonight.
    Uncle Dave

  2. Hi Adina, How wonderful that you visited Sara. Thanks for the BEAUTIFUL pictures of the food. I am sure that you gals had a Fabulous time together. Enjoy these special times. Love, Auntie Renee and Uncle Irwin

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