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Chicken or the egg...er, peanut first? The Savory Chicken Peanut Stew

Pollo al maní, or Peruvian Chicken Peanut Stew, is not something you usually find on menus in U.S.-based restaurants. Perhaps it's because it is now one of the top food allergens here but even before it became so I never recall a time when it appeared on any menu. When I spent time living in Peru in 2011, that was the first time I had the opportunity to taste it. I instantly fell in love. Interestingly enough, it reminded me of something else I had tasted and was much more widely available in other circles in which I traveled. The first peanut stew I ever tried was, West African Peanut Stew,Tigadegena, Mafé/Maafé, or Groundnut Stew, some time in 2009 or 2010. I had learned to make it through

 

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