peruvian cuisine

Mistura: Peru’s Foodie Festival

September 30, 2013

Until this year, I had never been to Mistura, a culinary mega-event, and festival, held in Lima, Peru to celebrate Peruvian cuisine. It had been on my bucket list for years but the dates never coincided. Luckily, this year an invitation from Chowzter materialized for us Latin American bloggers to attend and I accepted with […]

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Peru is Coming to Texas!

September 21, 2012

After a very long weekend (5 days!) for Chilean Independence holidays, I am getting ready to head north for my third tour in Texas at Central Market’s cooking school in early October. Since many of you reside in the Lone Star state, I wanted to share the low down on the classes, which will focus […]

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Red Hot Lima

March 6, 2012

This past weekend I finally saw the movie, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. I had been holding out until I finished, and digested, the book. It’s been a while since I have read a novel that has captivated my imagination so vividly. The main character, Lisbeth Salander, is so intriguing and the plot is […]

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Gettin’ Saucy

December 14, 2011

One of the things I love about Peruvian cuisine is the abundance of sauces for everything. Piquant chili sauces to accompany their aromatic roasted chicken, creamy sauces to pair with boiled potatoes, and even fiery sauces to give anything a serious kick. In Santiago, Peruvian immigration to Chile is by far the most numerous. As […]

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Peru’s Tempting Tacu Tacu

July 8, 2011

Rice, beans, and chili come together to form a one-dish comfort meal Tacu Tacu is my current food obsession. It drives me crazy as it combines my two favorite carbs (beans and rice) into one chili-laden savory “tamale”. I used to only order it when we went out for Peruvian since my perception was that […]

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Peruvian Creamy Yellow-Chili Chicken

April 26, 2011

Shredded chicken with ground walnuts, cheese, and chilies is a flavorful main dish. A fundamental of Peruvian creole cuisine, this dish known as Ají de Gallina in Spanish, is a hallmark. Its roots are firmly placed in the country’s colonial history when Lima was a center of wealth and power. At that time its shredded […]

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