· November, 2008

Stories about Food from November, 2008

Paraguay: Breaking the World Record for Barbecue

  7 November 2008

With 26,176 kilograms of grilled beef, Paraguay entered into the Guinness record books for the biggest open-air barbeque ever. However, they didn't get there without paying a high price for it. Due to the poor organization of the huge event, many people waited in unhappy and long lines under the hot sun, and many people asked for refunds because apparently there was not enough beef for everybody. Some Paraguayan bloggers chose to point out the mistakes, but also some chose to seek the brighter side of the event.

Guatemala: The Fiambre and Other Foods for Day of the Dead

  3 November 2008

What began as an improvised dish called Fiambre made of leftovers and made by nuns in Antigua, Guatemala, has become a tradition during the Day of the Dead holidays. The dish includes up to 150 ingredients including slices of cold cut meats, cheeses, potatoes, and vegetables. The Fiambre and other foods play a large part in the celebration in Guatemalan households.

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