Monday, January 30, 2006

Peru Food

What can I say? I love Peruvian food. I've been thinking for a while to start a blog about Peruvian food, and right now seems as good a time as any. Gastón Acurio recently impressed some of the most exacting food critics at the 2006 Madrid Fusion, and it seems that Peruvian food is on many people's minds these days.

I admit, I just like the way it tastes, the complexities of flavors, and the diversity of the cuisine.

I don't come to love Peruvian food from an intellectual appreciation, but one much more visceral, much more a part of who I am.

Often, when I recommend Peru as a vacation destination, one of the first questions is, "What's the food like?"

I always struggle to answer even though I know that while it may be hard to describe, visitors will be in for a very pleasant surprise. This blog is my way of having an easier time answering that question.

Through this site, not only do I hope to recommend some of the best restaurants in Peru, from hole-in-the-walls to top-of-the-line, share recipes and anecdotes, recommend other websites, and discuss the history and trends of cuisine in Peru, I also hope to make you search out that Peruvian restaurant in your neck of the woods. Or make your next trip to Peru that much better.

Once you have experienced the best of Peruvian food, you will understand why so many people feel so passionately about it. Welcome to my blog, welcome to Peru Food.

Click here for the Peru Food main page.

TAGS: Peru, Peruvian, food, cooking, cuisine, cocina, comida, gastronomía, peruana


moonshadow said...


Love your blog. Have had Peruvian chicken and a fish dish with rice. QUESTION: There was a veeery hot and spicy green sauce with a fresh taste. Any idea what it is and how I could make it? Really, I could eat it with a spoon.

Thank you for the food info.

::Alejandro:: said...

Hey moonshadow, I posted the recipe for the green spicy sauce you like. Hope you enjoy it!


Anonymous said...

This is great!!! As a Peruvian Myself I love the food and I feel very passionate about it. Unfortunately I'm not able to eat it very often. This will be a great guide for my next visit to Peru and Lima in particular