"Peruvian cuisine is considered one of the most diverse in the world and is on par with French, Chinese and Indian cuisine. In January 2004, The Economist said that "Peru can lay claim to one of the world's dozen or so great cuisines" , while at the Fourth International Summit of Gastronomy Madrid Fusión 2006, regarded as the world's most important gastronomic forum, held in Spain between January 17 and 19, Lima was declared the "Gastronomic Capital of the Americas" ."
Pictured above is the very first cup of coca tea we had, to help us deal with the high altitude. The fruit ciruela (si-ru-ye-lah) a local plum variety, were from the courtyard of Hosteria De Anita where we stayed. Coca tea or mate de coca, is a herbal tea made with coca leaves, a second efficient way of getting the alkaloids into your system(The first one being chewing the leaves directly). If chewing the bitter leaves is not your cup of tea well.. steep them and drink em.
And yes the original Coca-cola had coca leaves, they still use the flavoring but not the alkaloids
On the food front we did try chifa (Peruvian-Chinese) food, we did not have the bollocks to eat the cute little guniea pig. Here are the pictures of other fruits, veggies, drinks and dishes that we tried.
Although it was very hard to pick favourites here are 2 dishes that we absolutely loved: Papa rellenas (Stuffed potatoes) and Aji sauce( A local pepper sauce, which is a combination of Aji the pepper, vegetables, cilantro) We bought some home and before the stock runs out I need to learn the recipe.. honestly).
Here are some Peruvian food blogs:
Canela and Camino
And for my friends: I am so lucky to have found you all.I would love to send this card as a token of my appreciation for all your support. Love you guys.
My very first award: Thank you so much Uma and Kitchen flavors
Thanks so much gals. I pass this award to PG of My kitchen stories Sig of Live to Eat,Priti of Indian Khana, Anu of My food blog
, and Rachel of Tangerine's kitchen
Another award that I missed collecting Thanks again Uma:
I pass this to everyone around. There is no doubt that ladies and gentlemen do a great job and make everything so brilliant. Congratulations people.
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