A unique collective creation
For years, the food of this small South-American country has been a secret shared only by a small group of lucky people that get invited to a Peruvian's home. I lived 11 years out of Peru and travelled a lot. I found most of the people know Peru, because of Machu Picchu, and Nasca Lines... but the ones that had actually visited my country, they all told me the same thing: "Lucky you, you had one of the best cuisine of the world!" Over the last decade - with more and more people visiting Peru for business or leisure - this reputation has started to boom and the secret is no more. Now when I travel I find a new premium Peruvian restaurant at almost every major city. And since the gourmet world recognizes it as "one of the best original cuisines of the world", special gourmet-tours to Peru are being sold all over the planet, and we have started to see our local restaurants full of visitors that travels thousands of miles just to try our food. That really makes as all very proud and we all try to make their visit as enjoyable as it can be.
Peruvian food is a unique collective creation that reflects the specialness of the country in terms of races: local Indians, Spanish immigrants, Africans, Chinese, Japanese. Over the centuries all of these cultures have added to the magic of Peruvian Sazon (taste). Also, the special ingredients that grow only in the Peruvian geography makes trying any Peruvian recipe (there are thousands!) a real taste adventure. Cebiche, Ají de Gallina, Tacu-Tacu, Cau-Cau, Carapulcra, Anticuchos, Picarones, Causa...are just some of the preparations you can't miss when you visit my country. Of course, you should try this with a Pisco Sour, made with authentic Peruvian Pisco and Inca Kola, the local soft-drink that goes perfect with our meals.
Finally, close the day with one of Peruvian desserts: Suspiro de Limena, Picarones, Lucuma ice-cream. As told, the process that gave birth to Peruvian food was fusion, and this still goes on in our day, in every region of the country. Italian food tastes different and better in Peru, so does the Chinese food the Japanese sushi, the Mexican Taco and even the American hamburger (don't miss a visit to Bembo's) Every food of the world is accepted here, and improved with the exquisite talent of Peruvian men and women.
Robby!, Peru - 07 March 2009
Perú is my lovemark!
There’s no any other country in the world like Peru. Great food - one of the top 5 in the world. Great sea, a lot of natural resources. One of the world wonders, Macchu Pichu, is in this land. When we are far away from home we can’t stand it, and sometimes - because of our bad politics - it’s hard to stand being there. It has mystery, intimacy and sensuality. No matter how you look at Perú. No matter if it’s about Incas, music or food. Perú is my lovemark! "Te daré la vida y cuando me muera, me uniré en la tierra contigo Perú".
rodrigo, Peru - 14 November 2006