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Peruvian food is often associated with bold flavors and fresh ingredients that are readily available in the area. Many dishes include influence from the Incas as well as Europe, Asia, and Africa, each of which has a large population of immigrants … Continue reading

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Over 3,800 varieties of potatoes grow in the rich soils of Peru, including the papa amarilla, grown nowhere else in the world. Having access to this abundant variety of tubers means that the native dishes features lots of spuds cooked in unique ways. … Continue reading

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A popular Peruvian food are tiraditos. Tiraditos, basically are raw fish, which some compare to other types of similar foods like sashimi, Italian raw dishes called crudo or the raw pork Italian version called carpaccio, and ceviches. However, tiradito has some … Continue reading

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The Mistura Food Festival is an annual spectacular held in Lima, Peru. It is very apt that this popular event calls Peru home; the country is arguably the source of the finest and most innovative of Latin American cuisines. At the festival, local and … Continue reading

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 People travel to Peru to see Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley by hiking the Inca Trail, only to also discover the surprising richness of Peruvian food. Three key geographical zones, the Pacific coast, the jungle, and the highlands characterize this beautiful … Continue reading

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The Pacific Ocean borders the country of Peru on the west, and the Andes Mountains border it on the east. From the sea, the country has given the culinary world cebiche, tasty bite-size pieces of marinated fish. From the highlands, home to … Continue reading

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Peru is a relatively small Latin American country with a huge influence on the world’s culinary styles. Peruvian chefs were cooking in a fusion method before the rest of the world embraced its benefits. Demonstrated in the comingling of native cooking … Continue reading

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The flavors of Peru come alive in seafood paella. There are many different versions of paella that dance across the lips of diners all over the world, but the Peruvian version is very distinct. The distinction is in the carefully selected ingredients, … Continue reading

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Peru is a nation known for its diverse and flavorful cuisine. Combining local ingredients with an abundance of global culinary traditions, this South American country makes the most of flavors ranging from spicy to sweet. Spicy peppers play a particularly important … Continue reading

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One of the things that makes Peru so magical all year is the endless amount of festivals that energize Peruvian culture. Festivals in Peru blend old traditions with new energy and bring life and joy to the country during every occasion. Carnaval … Continue reading

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