Donated goods from Brooklyn were sent to Chef Yolanda Yax, for classification, boxing, and shipping. /Courtesy by Yolanda YaxPara la versión en Español, por favor vaya al final de la nota. Bensonhurst/Sunset Park – First aid kits, diapers for children and adults, clothes, sanitary pads, baby wipes, non-perishable food and
Photo by Carmen Molina TamacasBack in November, before Thanksgiving, I took a long walk looking for ingredients my husband needed for a traditional-style dinner. Since Waldbaums closed, I had to go to NetCost and Key Food. Along the way, I stopped at the Guatemalan restaurant Jireh (8715 18th Avenue); it
Photo by Carmen Molina Tamacas/Bensonhurst Bean“The dialect; that’s the most important. Do not forget, ” Jeremías Alvarado said of his Guatemalan Mayan-Quiché heritage. That is the main aspiration of the Guatemalan community in Bath Beach and Bensonhurst — to preserve the culture they left behind. Alvarado does not celebrate
Rafael García, owner of Panadería Guatemalteca La Bendición, serves some of his delicious breads.Taquitos (little tacos), nidos (nests), piedras (stones), colorados (red ones), orejas (ears), brocas (drills), coronas (crowns). Have you ever heard of those names related to food? If not, you’re not alone, but you are missing
Editor’s note: Neighbor and Salvadorian journalist Carmen Molina Tamacas sometimes contributes articles about Bensonhurst’s growing Central American community. She recently took a walk through Bensonhurst with the new Google Translate Word Lens App and wrote about it for Cromo, the tech magazine of the Uruguayan newspaper El Observador.