Hi! I am Julia and this is my blog. I will be sharing my favorite recipes with you as well as other random information about food and travel. Thank you for visiting.
I am a Guatemalan foodie who forgot about her traditions after being caught up with a fast paced living in the U.S. It took a trip to Spain to recover from my food amnesia. There I rediscovered traditions I grew up with, an emphasis on healthy, local and fresh foods.
Guatemalan recipes are influenced by the diet of Mayan Indians. Although it is a fusion of Spanish and Mayan influences. Many of the recipes I will be sharing come from my mom’s own home cooking.
My cooking skills have evolved. Not only do I enjoy eating good food but firmly believe in the Zen benefits of cooking, of being in the moment.
I live in Chicago but grew up in Guatemala until I came to the U.S. to study English. I was 19 when I arrived and didn’t know the first thing about cooking. I majored in Sociology which I still teach part-time at a nearby community college. I am a Sociologist by trade but a foodie at heart.
Besides good food I am passionate about photography. I love social documentary photography. My Sociological background has aided me in documenting human emotions and candor.