Gastronomy

Peruvian Three Milk

Peruvian Three Milk

Tres leches has become a typical dessert in Peru over the last years. It’s a simple sponge cake soaked in a milk syrup made of three different kinds of milk: sweetened condensed milk, evaporated milk and whole milk (or...

Alfajores

Alfajores

Alfajores have their origin in the traditional Arabic confection “alajú” found in some Spanish regions and found their way to whole South America in colonial times. Back then some ingredients weren’t available or too expensive, so adaptations to the...

Asada milk

Asada milk

 Asada milk, Peru’s “roasted milk”, is a very old Peruvian dessert and might already have been prepared during Colonial times. Being probably the poor people’s version of the famous Crème Brûlée, this creamy, sweet and delicious dessert is surely...

Pionono Blancmange Roll

Pionono Blancmange Roll

A Pionono is just like a jelly roll cake: a sponge cake made of eggs, sugar, flour, but filled with plenty of Blancmange (a reduction of milk and sugar). Pionono is a delicious sweet treat for in between, as...

Peruvian Creme Caramel

Peruvian Creme Caramel

Creme Caramel, literally meaning “upside down cream”, is probably better known as the Peruvian version of Crème Caramel. Sweet and rich while at the same time being so simple and somehow light, this addictive dessert is loved around the...

Peruvian Chocolate Cake

Peruvian Chocolate Cake

Chocolate Cake might not originate from Peru, but the Peruvian version is truly sensational. The extremely sweet and rich Chocolate Cake is full of the exceptional Peruvian cacao flavors and aromas. And if this wouldn’t be enough the cake...

Peruvian Lemon Pie

Peruvian Lemon Pie

Lemon Meringue Pie is mostly found in Anglophone countries around the world. The Peruvian version uses instead of lemons the characteristic small Peruvian, very acid lemons. Lemon Pie or Tarta de Lemon is a very popular and extremely sweet...

Cuy Chactado

Cuy Chactado

Cuy  chactado is another traditional dish recommend to try while in Peru.  (Full disclosure: We haven’t tried it. Somehow, Miro and I can’t get over eating a former pet, but it’s a national favorite, so I thought I’d list...

Rice with Duck Peruvian

Rice with Duck Peruvian

This incredibly flavored green rice is one of the most famous dishes in Chiclayo, north of Lima. Cooks in this region use the rice harvested in local farms, fragrantcilantro leaves -never the stems-, peas, and a well fed female...

Peruvian Pisco sour

Peruvian Pisco sour

One of the most popular cocktails in Peruvian   Pisco Sour. It is based on the Pisco (kind of brandy) and the first creation originated in Lima in the early 1920s. There are many stories who created it first...

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