Marmahón

“Hay algo sobre la comida casera que te lleva de regreso a la niñez y pocas cosas tienen ese poder de transportarme tanto como una sopa de pollo. En mi casa, habían dos versiones: (1) la sopa tradicional hondureña con pataste, papa, pollo, zanahoria, fideos y repollo; y (2) la sopa sola con el pollo para poder comer con marmahon – una creación de la influencia árabe del siglo XX en Honduras. Cada una con su sabor peculiar pero ambas una buena opción, especialmente para un día con gripe, tos u otra enfermedad…pocos remedios curan mejor cualquier mal que la sopa de pollo.Cuando deje de vivir en casa de mis papas, fue una de las primeras cosas que aprendi a cocinar y algo que me ayudaba a transportarme de regreso a la niñez…”

  This pasta form, made from wheat rolled into little beads, is part of the cultural additions on behalf of the Arabic Christian migration in the 20th century: a people who worked hard to integrate themselves and began a merchant class that dominated key industrial sectors, such as energy, banking and media. Arabic culture is at its strongest in San Pedro Sula, home to the Orthodox Christian Church (the first of its kind in Central America) and the Centro Social Hondureño Arabe, a popular and high-end social venue. With new people came new foods, of course. Comparable to couscous but much larger, this now local classic comfort food is usually cooked with chicken, carrots, and celery, and it’s an absolutely delicious family favorite in many a household!

Collaboration made by Fernando, a successful professional from San Pedro Sula, living in New York City with his family. He was named class valedictorian, and pursued his studies and career in the U.S. financial sector.
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