Feast on Pachamanca When in Peru

When you are in Peru, how do you cook for an entire village? The answer seems to be to start cooking a pachamanca. A pachamanca is a Peruvian dish that is cooked with the help of hot stones. You can either choose to cook a whole sheep, a goat or pieces of these animals. Pork, chicken, guinea pig and other meats are cooked in this manner too. Read more..

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Peruvian Cuisine Will Drive More Tourists toward Lima

It is a well known fact that Peruvian cuisine is one of the most vibrant in the whole world. Peruvian cuisine has begun to compete with Chinese, Japanese and even Italian cuisines it terms of popularity and visibility. Most major metropolises of the world today host Peruvian restaurants, and they are growing every week. Read more..

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Grab Your Forks and Knives to Dig In Some Andean Cuy

If you happen to travel to Andean Peru, you just can’t skip being offered Cuy. Cuy is a traditional dish of the region which is also known as Conejillo de indias i.e. guinea pig in English. Cuy is typically a rodent that began to be called as guinea pig after Spanish came into the region. Tasting a cuy can be daunting in the beginning especially for a weak hearted person owing to its looks. It is the taste that drives you to eat more. Read more..

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A Little Bit of China on Peruvian Plates

Though China and Peru are separated by a distance of more than 10,000 miles; Chinese influence in Peruvian culture and food is easily reflected in this Latin American country. The history is traced to mid-1800s when more than 100,000 Chinese laborers came to Peru to work as bonded laborers. Today, ethnic Chinese population forms 3% of the total population of Peru. Read more..

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