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)