Greetings campers! This year I’m proposing an exciting change in the kitchen. I’m actually turning one of our meal services into a happening!
Let me give you a little background on the wonderful Pupusa and how I came to love it:
"When I was a little kid, maybe five or six, I lived in a little tenement in inner city Miami. On the first floor lived a wonderful Salvadorean grandmother. She immigrated with her two grandchildren in the mid 80’s during the political unrest rampant throughout Central America. Throughout her time living in the building, she became a welcome fixture in our little community, acting as a ‘third grandmother’ for all the children. During important holidays, to help out the families with childcare, she’d have the young ones over in her kitchen making pupusas. She’d begin by showing us how to make the masa, making sure we each got to see how pliable and sticky it was. She’d then set up little bowls of oil for us to keep our hands greased as we learned how to ‘palmear’ the masa, forming (often crooked) cups in our little hands. Having made the cups, she’d fill it with beans, cheese, seasoned beef, chicken, grilled cactus, or pickled flower buds to name a few of the fillings. Then, after washing up and getting a big cup full of agua fresca, we’d watch as she skillfully grilled them to perfection on a makeshift flat top balanced over two gas burners. After having a couple pupusas (making sure not to feed us too much since we’d be eating at home again) she’d send us off with a plate full to share with our families.
In the spirit of keeping traditions alive, I’d like to invite you into the Campfire Tails kitchen to learn how to make this wonderful dish. Friday afternoon, around 1:30 in the dining area.