It is no secret that Peru is one of the most beautiful countries in the world. It is also one of the most interesting places in the world for foodies. Peruvian cuisine is diverse and is influenced by the Incas, the mestizos, the Spanish and even the Japanese. Thanks to its varied geographical regions, Peru has some of the most diverse recipes in teh world.
The Amazonian region of Peru is known for its tasty recipes too, influenced by the jungle products that are available in the region. Juane is a typical Amazonian dish that represents the diversity of Peru.
Juane is a very important dish in the jungles and is prepared specially for the San Juan feast. The feast of San Juan is held on the 24th of June and is done so to remember John the Baptist. It is not clear whether it was prepared before the Spanish conquest or later. The fact that it is prepared for the feast of San Juan indicates that it could be related to the Spanish.
It is made from rice, meat, olives, eggs and spices. It is wrapped in bijao foil and cooked for almost 90 minutes. The rice that is wrapped in a leaf is usually synonymous with Peruvian Amazonia. Apart from Juane, you could also discover many more jungle recipes and let us know in the comments section below.