Fernando Rodriguez from our supplier Intrepid Real Food Adventure Peru explains why Peruvian food stands out among worldwide food trends:
“Peru has been voted World’s Leading Culinary Destination at the World Travel Awards three years running. It’s burst onto the world’s gastronomic scene with a diversity of flavours second to none. Start with the national dish, ceviche - fresh fish “cooked” in lime juice with garlic, coriander, red onion and chilli. It’s perfect for lunch with a sea view on a summer day, washed down with a pisco sour, the country’s famous cocktail.
Heading into the Andes, take part in a local pachamanca ceremony in the Sacred Valley near Cusco. This ancient Inca ritual involves cooking local meats and vegetables in an earth oven covered by hot stones. Absolutely sensational. While in the Andes, try cuy (roast guinea pig). Yes, they make good pets - but they also make good dinners!”