Saturday, May 23, 2009

Guayaba, Membrillo, Empanada

Guayaba: Spanish for guava.

Membrillo: Spanish for quince.

Empanada: Spanish for stuffed pastry (British: pasty, American: turnover, Mexican: chimichanga, Japanese: gyoza, Chinese: pot stickers, etc).
The counter is laden with CDs and cassettes of Mexican music, jars of salsa, cans of spiced fruit, thick guayaba and membrillo jam, plastic bags of whole-wheat tortillas, and there's always a small metal tray lined with wax paper on which are laid out rows of fresh empanadas.

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