Humble 'pupusa' tops Salvadoran summit menu
Friday 25 March 2011
President Barack Obama has been known to fete fellow world leaders in Washington over hamburgers and french fries.
Now the President of El Salvador has done him one better, putting the humble "pupusa" - his country's version of hearty fastfood fare - on the menu.
Obama departed El Salvador Wednesday, wrapping up a five-day, three-nation Latin America trip meant to usher in a new era of partnership.
Tuesday's State Dinner, meant to celebrate the breadth of regional cooking in his Central American country, featured El Salvador's pupusa, a dish more often found on a worker's table than on the menu after an international summit.
The thick, corn tortilla is filled with a blend of soft cheese, ground meat, and beans, sometimes served with cabbage slaw or tomato salsa.
If the US leader decides he liked the dish enough for a second serving, he should have no trouble finding pupusas minutes from the White House. The Washington area is home to the largest concentration of the roughly two million Salvadorans living and working in the United States, a fact Obama noted in a toast during the meal.
"They're making extraordinary contributions to our country, even as they support their families and communities here in El Salvador," the US leader said.
Life & Style blogs
Husband creates spreadsheet detailing wife's 'excuses' for turning down sex
Watching TV after work makes you feel 'guilty and like a failure'
Alien: Isolation preview - If you scream in space, it makes a sound
Xiaomi Mi4: 'Chinese Apple' launches flagship mobile to challenge iPhone
Have sex with your iPad thanks to the new sex toy no-one asked for
- 1 Fifty Shades of Grey trailer released: First look at Jamie Dornan as Christian Grey
- 2 Is Gideon Levy the most hated man in Israel or just the most heroic?
- 3 50 books for students to read this summer: From Ernest Hemingway to Gillian Flynn
- 4 Students offered grants if they tweet pro-Israeli propaganda
- 5 Rebecca Hall on her film career so far: ‘I’ve played too many repressed neurotics’
iJobs Food & Drink
£40000 - £60000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare : Deerfoot IT Resources Limite...
£30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus+Benefits+Package: Harrington Starr: VB.NET a...
Unpaid voluntary role: Old Royal Naval College: To assist the Visitor Experien...
£45-£55k OTE £75k : Charter Selection: Major London International Fashion and ...