One of the best parts of the annual gastronomic event of Mistura is the Gran Mercado which gathers small farmers and their products in one place so that the visitors to Mistura can see, taste and buy things that they do not typically find on the shelves of their local grocery store. As part of [...]The post Mistura Market opens this weekend! appeared first on Provecho Peru.
What is happening in the culinary world in Peru? Great question! Here at Provecho Peru, we keep you up to date on Peru Food News – both news about food in Peru and Peruvian food around the world. Peru’s Export and Tourism Promotion Board, or Promperu, will showcase the best of Peruvian cuisine at the 2013 [...]The post Peru Food News – Weekly Round Up appeared first on Provecho Peru.
What is happening in the culinary world in Peru? Great question! Here at Provecho Peru, we keep you up to date on Peru Food News – both news about food in Peru and Peruvian food around the world. The World Economic Forum was held in Lima, Peru recently and the Huaca Pucllana Ruins were chosen as [...]The post Peru Food News – Weekly Round Up appeared first on Provecho Peru.
I had grand plans with Dorie’s Upside Down Cake. I was going to use it to show off a delicious and interesting fruit from Peru. While it may have looked royal, the cake itself left me wanting. Funny thing is, this is not the first upside-down cake in the Baking book that has come out [...]The post Dorie’s Upside Down Cake [BWJ] appeared first on Provecho Peru.
Lemon Yogurt Scones are a delicious breakfast treat – the perfect blend of cake and tart to make your morning memorable. I confess that one of my food weaknesses happens to be baked goods for breakfast. Muffins, quick breads, scones and biscuits…these are some of my favorite things. There is something about sitting with a [...]The post Lemon Yogurt Scones appeared first on Provecho Per
Sopa Seca is a traditional dish found in Chincha, Ica. The name of the dish literally means “dry soup” which doesn’t sound very appetizing. However, the dish is actually a delicious pasta dish made with dry noodles, chicken, vegetables and spices. You will almost never find it served alone – it is the complimentary dish [...]The post Sopa Seca // Peruvian Criollo Pasta appe
What is happening in the culinary world in Peru? Great question! Here at Provecho Peru, we keep you up to date on Peru Food News – both news about food in Peru and Peruvian food around the world. Gastón Acurio announced that he and Virgilio Martínez, chefs recently announced to have 2 of the best 50 restaurants in the world, [...]The post Peru Food News – Weekly Round Up appeared first on Provecho
Carapulcra Chinchana is a delicious Peruvian Potato Stew seasoned with flavorful chile peppers, interesting spices and finished off with peanut butter! The City of Chincha Alta is located 200 kilometers south of Lima. People began to inhabit the Chincha area in the ninth century and their culture was centered around fishing and shell gathering. A [...]The post Carapulcra Chinchana // Potato Stew f
Restaurants from all over Peru are invited to be part of Mistura 2013 through the “Huarique Contest” sponsored by Apega and BBVA. What is a “Huarique?” A Huarique is a small, local restaurant where traditions, techniques and recipe secrets have been passed down through generations to create today’s dishes full of intense flavor. Often, the [...]The post Mistura 2013 &
“The World’s 50 Best Restaurants list is an annual snapshot of the opinions and experiences of over 900 international restaurant industry experts.” (http://www.theworlds50best.com/the-academy/manifesto/) Everyone wants a good restaurant suggestion, right? We all love knowing where the food, service and ambiance are well worth the price of dinner. Every year, the Diners Club® Worl
This Blueberry Peach Pie has a flaky, crunchy crust and includes a delicious filling which of course you can change to be your favorite fruits! I would never have learned to love soccer had I never lived in Peru. Soccer is just not an “American” sport. Maybe I will get some flack for saying that, [...]The post Blueberry Peach Pie [BWJ] appeared first on Provecho Peru.
Mistura is ten colorful, delicious days highlighting Peruvian Gastronomy and Culture. Mistura 2013 has been announced for September 6-15 in the Costa Verde of Magdalena. Last years event drew more than 506,000 visitors and Apega hopes to double that this year. This years edition will be highlighting water and biodiversity. Water is crucial to the growth of plants [...]The post Mistura 2013 Locatio
A traditional suspiro limeño, a delicious picarón, a refreshing queso helado from Arequipa, a colorful King King from Lambayeque and other delicious Peruvian desserts are on display this weekend at the Día del Dulce Peruano Dessert Fair hosted by Dulce Peru in Candamo Park in Pueblo Libre. With new, modern desserts being created all the time, it [...]The post Día del Dulce Peruano // Peruvian Dess
What is happening in the culinary world in Peru? Great question! Here at Provecho Peru, we keep you up to date on Peru Food News – both news about food in Peru and Peruvian food around the world. Dulce Peru will be present at the 93rd anniversary of the district of San Miguel. Enjoy some delicious [...]The post Peru Food News – Weekly Round Up appeared first on Provecho Peru.
Nestled into the bustling business buildings of Miraflores lies the Huaca Pucallana Ruins, originally built around 500AD by the Lima Culture which lived on the Pacific Coast. The ruins consisted of an administrative center, which was the site of public meetings, and a ceremonial center, the site where the priests conducted religious ceremonies. The two centers [...]The post Huaca Pucllana Ruins in
Peruvian Garbanzo Swiss Chard Stew is a highly nutritious and tasty Peruvian dish made featuring garbanzo beans and greens. Although it is my goal to include beans, lentils and other legumes in our daily diet, it is not always easy for my husband and I to agree on a taste or recipe. At times, I make [...]The post Peruvian Garbanzo Swiss Chard Stew // Garbanzo con Acelga appeared first on Provecho
Our lunch started at a beautifully decorated table on the patio of the Huaca Pucllana Restaurant. The restaurant is located on the very same grounds as the Huaca Pucllana Ruins and is led by head chef Marilu Madueño and pastry chef, Andrea Massaro. The patio overlooks the ruins and serves as a perfect site for a [...]The post Huaca Pucllana Restaurant appeared first on Provecho Peru.
The distribution of Piscos and Piqueos began with today’s edition of the El Comercio newspaper. The entire set will be made up of recipes of appetizers and drinks. Following today, additional recipes will be included with the paper on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Everyone needs ideas for last-minute guests, right? I love having things on hand to whip up when [...]The post Piscos and Piqueos in El
What is happening in the culinary world in Peru? Great question! Here at Provecho Peru, we keep you up to date on Peru Food News – both news about food in Peru and Peruvian food around the world. World renowned Bodegas Tabernero received three gold medals and one silver medal at the Vinalies International Competition in France. Three medals [...]The post Peru Food News: Weekly Round-Up appea
Strawberry Passionfruit Juice is a refreshing blend of sweet strawberries and tart passionfruit, mixed together in just one glass for you to enjoy! I will be the first to admit I have an obsession with passionfruit. If you haven’t tasted it, you probably don’t quite understand why. I love the tart flavor. I love the way [...]The post Strawberry Passionfruit Juice appeared first on Prov
Filled Pane Bianco can take on it’s own personality depending on what you tuck inside the tender dough. Make it sweet or savory, depending on what you like! When I start a batch of bread dough, the first question my DH asks is “Salado o Dulce?” “Savory or Sweet?” If I answer savory, it is almost [...]The post Filled Pane Bianco [BBB] appeared first on Provecho Peru.
In the corner of the plaza of Catapalla sits the Lunahuana Winery known as the Bodega La Reyna de Lunahuana. The winery was founded in 1863, making it the first producer of artisan wines and piscos in the valley. During its many years, it has changed owners many times but the tradition and quality of what they [...]The post Lunahuana Winery – Bodega La Reyna appeared first on Provecho Peru.
Peanut Chicken Salad is a delicious combination of flavors using brown rice as it’s base. I am certain that cooked quinoa would be equally as delicious. I tend to think certain recipes tend to fit into certain seasons. Isn’t that true for you too? Pumpkin pie should only be eaten in the fall. Soups come [...]The post Peanut Chicken Salad appeared first on Provecho Peru.
This Blueberry White Chocolate Cheesecake has a chocolate cookie base, a creamy cheese filling and a tasty blueberry swirl! Sometimes I feel like there are so many things that are difficult to get your hands on here in Peru. Things like durable jeans, peanut butter chips and bulk everything. American dessert is another hard-to-find item. [...]The post Blueberry White Chocolate Cheesecake appeared
What does breakfast look like in your house? Are you a cold cereal or hot cereal family? Eggs? Pancakes? Or maybe you are one of those that “doesn’t eat breakfast” and rushes out the door with a cup of coffee to fill your belly? Breakfast for me as a child consisted of instant oatmeal packets. [...]The post Coconut Almond Granola appeared first on Provecho Peru.
La Confianza Hotel in Catapalla-Lima consists of a collection of wood cottages and bungalows built on an century-old vineyard. Lunahuaná is a choice destination when you want to leave the chaos of Lima but don’t want to travel too far away. It sits about 3 hours southeast of Lima and is fairly easy to reach by car [...]The post La Confianza Hotel appeared first on Provecho Peru.
Streusel Topped Passionfruit Bars are a delicious balance between tart and sweet. They will be devoured at any party or gathering you bring them to! For me, traveling with Americans is always a delight. After 10 years here in Peru, I do not always see everything as “new” and “exciting.” But, visitors are almost always [...]The post Streusel Topped Passionfruit Bars appeared
Stovetop Teriyaki Chicken is a delicious, quick and easy recipe that is sure to please even the pickiest of eaters. It is funny how the recipes that I most commonly make, I rarely post. Do you know why? They are the meals that I have everything on-hand for and we are typically out of time, [...]The post Stovetop Teriyaki Chicken appeared first on Provecho Peru.
Rustic Potato Loaves are easy, flavorful bread loaves come from a simple dough made with mashed potatoes, incorporate your favorite herbs or spices. Do you ever have places that cause instant temptation as soon as you enter? For some it might be the donut shop, for others, a dessert diner. For me? The bread section [...]The post Rustic Potato Loaves [BWJ] appeared first on Provecho Peru.
I have been visiting restaurants around Lima, Peru so that I can give you a glimpse into my recommendations of where you should eat. One dessert in particular continues to stand out in my mind as an absolute favorite is the Dessert Medley from Huaca Pucllana Restaurant. This Dessert Medley is made up of shots [...]The post Dessert Medley – Restaurant Preview! appeared first on Provecho Peru.
The Gâteau à la Crème is a delicious balance of soft, slightly sweet bread dough with a creamy citrus filling. Enjoy this for breakfast or dessert! The city of Lima is on the brink of a revolution of sorts. Tomorrow, the vote will be cast for the mayor of Lima. Sure, the vote was cast just a [...]The post Gâteau à la Crème [BBB] appeared first on Provecho Peru.
Passionfruit Cream Pie is a delicious sweet-tart treat for Pi Day or any day! I remember the day I conquered my times table. Every day after lunch in fourth grade, we had to practice our times tables. We started with the easy ones and worked toward the harder ones. We went at our own speed, [...]The post Celebrate Pi Day with Passionfruit Cream Pie!! appeared first on Provecho Peru.
This Spinach Quinoa Salad with Beets is a beautiful blend of colors, vitamins and flavors – it just makes me feel good eating it. And it is delicious! I confess, I can be stubborn. About many things in life. But one of the positive things I find about stubbornness is that it helps with perseverance. When [...]The post Spinach Quinoa Salad with Beets appeared first on Provecho Peru.
Wheat berries are stewed with fava beans and potatoes, then seasoned with fresh mint to create Trigo Guisado, this delicious Andes meal. As we would make our way out to the mountain cities, we were often greeted by changes in landscape, new creatures and cold temperatures. Alpacas and vicuñas lined the highway and would peer at the [...]The post Trigo Guisado // Peruvian Wheat Stew appeared first
I’m-Not-Sure-I’ll-Ever-Try-Another Banana Cake Recipe. This was just. that. good. And when I say that, I really mean it. I have made a ton of banana bread, banana muffins and banana cake recipes. But seriously?!? This one rocks my socks off…every time I make it. This is NOT one of those recipes that gets lost in [...]The post Not-Sure-I’ll-Ever-Try-Another Banana Cake Reci
Malaya Dorada is a simple, flavorful dish. The meat literally falls apart and pairs perfectly with potatoes or rice. You are probably wondering what happened to me. I am even wondering what happened to me. It was like February took my from normal life into the twilight zone. Quite literally. I wish I had a [...]The post Malaya Dorada // Peruvian Skirt Steak appeared first on Provecho Peru.
I had a plan. I truly did. Quinoa salads are one of my favorite things to make. This Quinoa Gouda and Arugula Salad is one of my absolute favorites! I love green salads, believe me. But sometimes I need something different. So back to my plan…I have several quinoa salads to share with you. My plan [...]The post Quinoa Gouda and Arugula Salad appeared first on Provecho Peru.
A delicious tart with apple filling and topped with sliced apples. This is a gorgeous fall dessert! Should I? or Shouldn’t I ?was the question I kept asking myself. We are trying to eat a bit healthier and desserts around the house are way too tempting. But, visitors mean more mouths to consume said dessert. [...]The post French Apple Tart [BWJ] appeared first on Provecho Peru.
Delicious Peruvian Spicy Creamed Chicken served over rice & potatoes – a MUST try when it comes to Peruvian food! The other day, I kept receiving emails addressed to “Gloria.” They were emails requesting me to do something for someone. I admit, I was irritated by the incorrect name. I dragged my feet to even complete [...]The post Aji de Gallina // Peruvian Spicy Creamed Chic
Delicious sweet bread dough layered with sour cherry jam. A perfect combination for dessert or breakfast! Which will you choose? We have a rule in our house…if it tastes good, it is probably bad for you. The opposite is often true as well – if it tastes bad, it is probably good for you. I [...]The post Sour Cherry Fantans [BBB] appeared first on Provecho Peru.
Tomorrow begins Chilcano Week in Peru – an entire week to celebrate the Peruvian Chilcano de Pisco! You have probably heard about the Peruvian Pisco Sour, the drink that inspired these cupcakes. But you may not have heard about the refreshing Peruvian Chilcano. There is not a lot written about the origins of the Peruvian [...]The post Peruvian Chilcano for Chilcano Week in Peru appeared firs
Once upon a time, salad meant iceberg lettuce, bacon bits and ranch dressing from a bottle. Today, salad means so much more to me.I have discovered the joy of eating fresh chopped veggies. I love romaine lettuce, rocket, and the color of a red leaf lettuce. I love to add the crunch of green cabbage [...]The post Soltero Arequipeño // Arequipan “Bachelor” Salad appeared first on Provec
We have seen lists for everything under the sun as 2013 arrives. You may have a list of New Year’s resolutions. You may have a list of fitness goals. We have also seen “Best of” Lists, to wrap up 2012, like the Top Ten Recipes on Provecho Peru and the Peru Culinary Year in Review 2012. [...]The post 101 Reasons to Eat in Peru!! appeared first on Provecho Peru.
The Bread Baking Babes were joined by the Bread Baking Buddies to bake batches of Holiday Apple Kuchen for the month of December. You remember that I was the Bread Baking Babes Kitchen of the Month for December and that I chose the Holiday Apple Kuchen as the Dessert (or Breakfast?) treat with an identity [...]The post Bread Baking Buddies Bake Holiday Apple Kuchen appeared first on Provecho Peru
The year of 2012 is coming to a close and I am ready to welcome the New Year with a bang! This has been an exciting year for me in several ways. I was able to visit the US this year to be a bridesmaid in two weddings. My husband and I traveled to Ecuador [...]
2012 was a delicious year, one in which Peruvian food conquered millions of tastebuds. In harvesting what had been planted years ago, Peru has transformed into a worldwide trend and revolution. Nevertheless, Peru also drank some bitter drinks with the deaths of chefs Iván Kisic, María Huamaní, Jason Nanka and Lorena Valdivia. Here is the 2012 [...]
In honor of today being National Hamburger Day, I found it only fitting to share my thoughts about the new Hamburger Diner in Lima. Papacho’s was opened in September 2012 by Gaston Acurio and was founded upon the idea that “todo puede ser hamburgueseable” or “everything is hamburgerable.” That it certainly true at Papacho’s. Papacho’s is [...]
The beautiful Cuidad Blanca, Arequipa, has rich tradition when it comes to food in Peru. Some of that has tradition has been lost over the years. But, the President of the Consejo Regional in Arequipa announced today that they have chosen 11 festival dates to highlight specific foods throughout the year. Their gastronomic calendar will [...]
A delicious way to serve sweet potatoes this Christmas! Thanksgiving is not a holiday typically celebrated by Peruvians. Of course, it is a special day for America and it means a Turkey feast for Americans. I look forward to it each and every year. This past year was no different. A bunch of us Americans [...]
Delicious Peruvian roasted chicken or turkey will be the star on your Christmas table this year!A large portion of Peruvians do not have an oven in their home. No where to bake desserts, roast meat or make homemade bread. For the most part, bread is bought at the local panaderia, meat is stewed instead of [...]