November 11, 2019

Can I be real for a minute? As much as I wanted to feed my little girl all the best things in the world I also used to make baby food for economic reasons.

May 14, 2019

 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. Whe...

April 1, 2019

I had these smoked turkey necks in the freezer and a bag of pinto beans I needed to use up. I decided to throw them together into the pressure cooker and see how they'd come out. Later that night my boyfriend came over for dinner. I had made my usual: braised chicken b...

February 26, 2019

Once upon a time, I hated seafood. My father used to say to me that it wasn't possible that I was his child if I didn't love seafood, as my father is from a coastal city of Peru called Chimbote. Like my father, I also grew up in a coastal town in New England, Boston, a...

February 5, 2019

When Kahlo was an infant I sought out to tell her bedtime stories not only to help her fall asleep but to also give her a sense of history and of morals, particularly about our relationships, which includes our relationship to food and the hands that grow it. Sometimes...

October 3, 2018

When fall arrives in New England, I get in the mood for a nice stew. Peruvian dish, Seco de res!

August 29, 2018

Here in Boston we are swimming through another heatwave and it made me think about our favorite Peruvian drink, Chicha morada!

August 10, 2018

While living in Peru I found soup being served in almost any outdoor produce market, in small and large stalls throughout.

July 30, 2018

In honor of Peruvian Independence day, July 28th, I (Chefmama Krysia) made something like a ceviche serrano for parents, also called ceviche de chochos.

June 11, 2018

Since I can remember I've been eating Ensalada Rusa, which translates as Russian Salad, at various family parties over the years.

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