Well I am the proud owner of a Peruvian clay pot bought in a local market for about 15 Nuevo Soles. My girlfriend is used to cooking with these types of pots and it was something new to me. My first thought was, “it will probably break after the first meal.” But no, she tells me that they usually last for up to 3 to 4 months. We have cooked rice and potatoes in it … [Read more...] about Cooking with Peruvian clay pots and check out that awesome Peruvian potato.
If you happen to get lucky on a bus between the towns of Arequipa and Puno, Peru and the bus stops to allow a Peruvian lady to board and sell her deliciously greasy alpaca. Then I have one word for you…buy! Santa Lucia, Peru is the town the lady is from to be exact my friend just informed me. My friend was telling me about the Peruvian lady and we hoped our bus would be the … [Read more...] about The perfectly greasy alpaca served in a plastic baggie on a bus in Peru, South America.
Here in Peru you can buy the coca leaf legally in a pulverized form of flour (harina), which can be used to make a tea. Just add a teaspoon of coca flour to a cup of hot water and you have yourself a refreshing cup of tea. The effect is similar to a cup of coffee. … [Read more...] about Coca tea, “it’s the real thing!”
One thing you can bet on seeing in the homes of Peruvians during Christmas is Panettone and hot chocolate. Panettone is similar to a fruitcake, but only lighter. … [Read more...] about Traditional Christmas celebrated in Lima, Peru.
Chupe is a traditional dish in Peru, South America. Outside the markets in Surquillo near Miraflores you can usually find someone cooking Chupe and other traditional Peruvians foods. … [Read more...] about Chupe (Peruvian Seafood Chowder)
Ingredients: 2 lbs of big fresh shrimp bought from an old toothless man with a big grin. His big cooler should be pretty well worn and kept in the middle of his shack. It also helps that he has old fishing net strewn about, so you are sure to get tangled in it. Maybe an old lazy dog with three legs adds a little extra fun. … [Read more...] about Boiled Shrimp in Salt Water
A nutritional snack/meal for 60 cents in Guatemala. When I’m in the mood for a simple meal and not wanting to do dishes, I make a quick trip to the market and gather these ingredients. I’ll sit outside my room with a nice view and open my trusty pocketknife and slap these ingredients on a hot fresh tortilla. Squeeze some lime and green picante sauce on top and enjoy nature’s … [Read more...] about Guatemala Tortilla with Avocado
This chicken meal will cost you about 15 Q in Guatemala. That is about 2 US dollars and includes the drink. The basket in the left rear has some tortillas in it. It's a pretty filling meal and these family run restaurants are pretty clean. They even brought me a bowl of soup to eat with my meal that was included. … [Read more...] about Typical meal in Guatemala for less than 2 US dollars.
Green Tomatoes (bought from some old farmer on the side of the road in overalls) White Flour Stone Ground Corn Meal Sea Salt & Fresh Ground Pepper Fresh Brown Eggs Canola Oil or your favorite oil … [Read more...] about Fried Green Tomatoes
When not pursuing his favorite sport of chasing balls around the house. Amos puts his skills to work in the kitchen. … [Read more...] about Famous Amos Potato Salad