I have a dear friend named Patsy, who I tutor English to three mornings a week. She and her husband, Joaquin, work at the church. They were born and raised in El Salvador but moved to Guatemala nine years ago.
When I expressed my appreciation for local food, she insisted on teaching me how to make a pupusa, which is a street food found in our area. Patsy quickly informed me pupusas are originally from El Salvador. According to her, Salvadoran pupusas are MUCH better than Guatemalan pupusas.
In this picture, Pasty is teaching Sophie and Ava Mae how to nestle the meat, cheese and beans into the dough ball.
Pictured from left to right: Sophie, Pasty, me, Annabelle, and our friend, Carol.
Pupusas take a while to make. Teaching someone to make pupusas takes patience. I am amazed at the prep time that goes into it. Forming the dough ball is an art, which Patsy has clearly mastered. We had such a wonderful time, laughing and giggling. And I agree with Pasty, Salvadoran pupusas are the best!