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The Fire Hearth: still a part of the Maya culture

The Fire Hearth

Fire Hearth

Fire Hearth

Monday, November 17, 2014. JUAN CAAL Reporting: For generations in the Mayan homes, the Fire Hearth has played a prominent role in the preparation of delicious meals for the dinner table.

Here in Toledo, it is no different; but as for Ms.Cristina nothing beats the Fire Hearth for cooking.

Ms. Cristina

Ms. Cristina

For this proud Maya woman, the Fire Hearth saves her money which would otherwise be spent on butane gas.

Plus, the Fire Hearth gives her the most natural way of doing things in the kitchen.

For Ms. Cristina, cooking on the Fire Hearth allows her to pass on much love to the food as she prepares them on a daily basis for her family.

The Fire Hearth

The Fire Hearth

She estimates a saving of thousands of dollars every year by using the Fire Hearth in the kitchen.

With that kind of savings, Ms. Cristina is encouraging other women to consider installing and using a Fire Hearth in the kitchen.

Fire Hearth design

Fire Hearth design

Not only has she become accustomed to using the Fire Hearth; but Ms. Cristina has also over the years gained much knowledge in making them.

And she has also developed the art of having the Fire Heath make a fashion statement in her kitchen. Nothing goes to waste as the ashes from burning of the firewood is used to make the Fire Hearth.

She explains that as the years went by, she started to construct Fire Hearth as a hobby to take up her spare time.

Fire Hearth

Fire Hearth

Now she is passing on that traditional knowledge to her daughters in the hope of keeping the tradition going for many more years ahead.

Ms. Cristina says that every home should have a Fire Hearth as it provides not only a means of cooking meals, but also a warm environment for the home.

If you would like to learn how to make a Fire Hearth, you can contact Ms. Cristina by calling telephone number 626-0078.

Her fee is affordable and the knowledge gained will serve you for many years to come.

Ms. Critina is truly an inspiration to the Maya community and truly one of Belize’s Very Own!

 

Making the Fire Hearth

Making the Fire Hearth

Making a Fire Hearth

Making a Fire Hearth

Fire Hearth making

Fire Hearth making

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