Friday, April 20, 2007

Peruvian Food in Saveur and Food & Wine

I'm back! It's just been a bit crazy around work these past few weeks (if you knew my job, I'm sure you'd understand...) but that's neither here nor there. The important thing is I am back to blogging about Peruvian food and there are some interesting items to mention (thank you to all who wrote me during my hiatus, gracias por escribirme mientras estaba ocupado en otras cosas...)

The March issue of Saveur magazine as well as the May issue of Food & Wine both mentioned Peruvian cuisine.

First, Food & Wine published its annual Go List, which names the top restaurants to visit worldwide. In the South America and Mexico category, Peru was one of four locations listed. Lima's top picks included El Kapallaq and the venerable Astrid & Gaston. If you check the fine print, you may find yours truly mentioned as well as another friendly collaborator, María Elena Cornejo.

Saveur had a great article in March by Maricel E. Presilla, with photos by Penny de los Santos, about Northern Peruvian cuisine.

I loved the photos in Saveur (which I have since photographed) including this one above of a fresh ceviche.

This quartet of images is so perfectly coastal Peruvian they defy definition.

Above is an excellent portrait of an old man wearing the traditional hat of Northern Peru.

Hot peppers have been cultivated along Peru's coast for millenia, as the photo above attests.

A Peruvian hand reaches into a basket of produce, ready to create yet another wonderful Peruvian dish.

Sunset over the Pacific, Peruvian style.

Click here for the Peru Food main page.

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


Carlos A Quiroz said...

Welcome back Alejandro! I was looking forward to reading your blog.

You see, those photos are amazing, especially that old Indigenous man seating wearing a norteno sombrero. He reminds me of my father so much, I will go and buy that magazine tomorrow.

Great post.


::Alejandro:: said...

Thanks Carlos!

Anonymous said...

Welcome back! I've missed your work. Your blog definitely has helped me make a list of must-go-to restaurants in Lima for this Summer. Thanks!
- juan

Erika Garces said...

Dear Alejandro,
I just encountered your blog this morning (while surfing the web at work of course). I moved to the US when I was 19 and I am planning my first trip back to Peru after almost 8 years (lots of school and work and not enough time to travel). Anyway, I was trying to find the best peruvian restaurants to make my "agenda" of each day while I'm there, and this is by far the best page I found. Your comments are interesting and sincere which makes the reader want to read more about what you have to say. Thank you so much for your time and effort, now I know where to go in my trip.