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Peruvian food as I had hoped it would all be!

Peruvian food as I had hoped it would all be!

We finally had the kind of meal that I had expected to enjoy throughout my travels in Peru. One sparkling fresh ceviche came one after the other, exciting my palate and filling me with joy. The restaurant is Don Fernando…

Peru Finally

Peru Finally

  I arrived at my hotel, the Casa Andina Miraflores,  shortly after 11:00PM to the warmest welcome and the warm presence of my dear friend, Marta Nuñez,i who had been planning the Lima leg of my first trip to her…

Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu

  They say that one should not die without having been in Machu Picchu so here I am completely overwhelmed by the majesty and enormity of this site.  It’s difficult to capture the essence of Machu Picchu and the mental…

Lima restaurants 1

Lima restaurants 1

Our first real meal was at La Picanteria de Hector Solis, Santa Rosa 388 corner of Gonzalez Prada, 01-241-66-76 . The term picanteria refers to a place to snack but there is serious cooking going on in this casual spot…

Peru 2013- Lima Market

Peru 2013- Lima Market

    Every year for the last ten years I’ve been saying that my next big trip would be to Peru but I had not made it until now and not a minute too soon.   I invited my dear friend, …

Salsa Verde con Aguacate

Salsa Verde con Aguacate

Salsa Verde con Aguacate Green Sauce with Avocado (Recipe:  Zarela’s Veracruz, Houghton Mifflin, 2001 The original recipe called for mashing the ingredients by hand with a mortar and pestle and mixing in the chopped avocado and the cilantro at the…

Sacahuil de Olla

Sacahuil de Olla

Sue Torres, Julian Medina, sleepy me and Emmanuel Bastien heard my call for help and arrived at  my house close to 6 AM to put this sacahuil together. We cooked it in a caja china and ti was spectacular.  I…

Introduction – Michoacán

Introduction – Michoacán

I am reposting this article from 2008 because someone asked or information on the state.  I’ll check everything out but this is a good beginning.       Traveling in Michoacán The first time I went to Michoacán I was…

Lime-Chile Sauce -Chile Limón

Lime-Chile Sauce -Chile Limón

Chile Limón Fresh Lime and Chile Dressing for Fish Recipe for Sauce: Zarela’s Veracruz, Houghton Mifflin, 2001 At the little fish restaurants and outdoor cafés around Lake Catemaco, this is a usual accompaniment to pan-fried or broiled fish or langostinos. …

Tasting at  Dona Urraca

Tasting at Dona Urraca

Even before the shoot for Aaron’s new program with Aquiles was scheduled two of  my sisters, Marina and Clarissa, and I had agreed to meet in Querétaro .  I had asked Olivia Alegria  to please help arrange a  “a muestra…