Tag Archives: Brunch

Eventbrite Good Eats: L’Aperó in Guatemala City

We are happy to share this post as part of Eventbrite’s Summer Food Bucket List Campaign. EventBrite is bringing communities together by making available tools for all of us to organize events and Sell Tickets. Many popular events in Guatemala are already using their tools (like FuckUp Nights Guatemala) to put together their events. You can use it as well to see what’s going on around in Guatemala city or a city where you will be traveling to. As The Foodies’ Kitchen, we are featuring restaurants in the city that break the mold and that we have had in our own Bucket List. We are glad to take this opportunity to share these places with our local and international readers.

Good Eats: L’Aperó in Guatemala City

Our first feature is L’Aperó Pizza Bistrot, located in 4 Grados Norte in Guatemala City. This is definitely not your average pizza parlor. Their artisan pizzas are made in a wood-fired oven and they have the best and most sophisticated pizza flavors you can find in the city. Their menu is short and unpretentious, but they offer a variety of original recipes for any craving. Also, they have a weekly special pizza, which you will not find on the menu.

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Blackberry & Grape Fruit Salad

Surprise! We are delighted to share what has been keeping us foodies really busy. We are featured on this months’ Kitchen and Table Catalog from Cemaco! The first of five recipes is this Blackberry & Green Grape Fruit Salad adaptation from an earlier version posted right here at TFK. This time, we added more green grapes and it came out delicious. At the end of this post, you will find the products from Cemaco that we used to prepare this recipe in our kitchens.

This fruit salad is perfect for these summer days that are perfect for brunch, either with family, friends, or both! The best part of this recipe is that it’s incredibly easy to make. You just need to squeeze the lemon juice and mix it with the sugar. Let it stand and toss the fruits with it. Add the almonds when serving… and it’s ready! See? So easy. Plus, you can make it a day ahead of your brunch and have it already for your guests.

Helga & Kitty

Blackberry & Green Grape Fruit Salad

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Julia Child’s Quiche Lorraine

It’s no secret that we are huge fans of Julia Child. We both have our Mastering the Art of French Cooking books and we both enjoy watching her videos. This is the second recipe I’ve posted from Julia. The first was Reine de Saba, her favorite chocolate and almond french cake. My second recipe is her Quiche Lorraine.

At home, usually on Sundays the one who makes breakfast is dad, since he’s the one that wakes up earlier than the rest of us most of the times. This Sunday I thought I’d surprise him with making breakfast… and a nice one! I had a pastry dough disc from a recipe I made a few days ago, so I just rolled it out and baked it filled with dried beans so it wouldn’t puff up. Oh, and the dish (the Quiche dish, that is), it’s my favorite now. Last Thursday we went out with Helga to get some props for foodies, and in one of our stops… I saw it! It’s gorgeous, white and incredibly cute. So, it was a perfect fit for both a family breakfast and a Julia recipe.

Now, about the recipe… Have you ever simmered bacon? I never heard of it until I read this recipe. The reason you simmer the bacon strips is to get rid the bacon of its smokiness. If you don’t simmer the bacon, the entire dish will have that smoky flavor… And we don’t want a smoky Quiche. Besides that, this is the perfect dish to prepare ahead. You can easily prepare the mixture and partially bake the shell the night before and just finish baking it just before serving. As Julia states in her book: Half an hour before serving, the filling is poured into the shell and the Quiche is set up in a 375º degree oven. In 25 to 30 minutes the Quiche will have puffed and the top browned. It will stay puffed for 10 minutes and as it cools it will sink down.

So there you have it, tips from Julia herself.

Bon Appétit!

Kitty

Julia Child's Quiche Lorraine

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