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When Heidy was just a little girl, she started learning about baking from her grandmother Andrea.Her bread was legendary in the small village and Heidy would go door-to-door selling it.
If Heidy closes her eyes, she can almost picture her grandmother Andrea, wearing her modest, yet faded shin-length dress, her long dark hair secured in a bun. A few gray strands slipping out as she works over the outdoor fire as the sun rises, her rough hands stirring a large pot of maize. If Heidy allows herself to dream, she can even hear a cow mooing in the distance, or bees buzzing around the ripe mangoes in a nearby tree.
These memories connect Heidy Gissela Lanza Baca to her maternal grandparents, Andrea and Juan de la Cruz Baca Hernandez, who lived in a peaceful village miles away from the bustling Honduran capital of Tegucigalpa where Heidy grew up. Spending vacation time with grandparents was precious, and something she and her many cousins treasured. Their grandmother always had many people around, but she never ran out of food. She was always ready to serve anyone who came by their home. No one ever left with an empty stomach.
Sarah Kohnle met Heidy through her mission trips to Honduras, and through time she developed the idea and plan to bring Heidy's heritage through Honduran recipes to the world in this cookbook. In a bilingual format, you will find both English and the Central American Spanish of each of the recipes presented.