2008-02. Ancestral Cuisine: The Kak’ik
February 23rd, 2008
Tucuru. Alta Verapaz, Guatemala.
February 22nd, 2008.
Issue: Society / Culture
Deemed intangible cultural heritage by the Ministry of Culture and Sports in November 2007, the Kak’ik is an ancestral dish of Pre-Hispanic origin largely cooked and consume among the Q’eqchi’ Mayas of Guatemala. “The red coloring evokes memories of the blood used in rituals and ceremonies by their ancestors.” (1)