July 19, 2019

When I was in culinary school and studied in Peru, I learned of a super simple salad from Arequipa called Solterito, which literally means "little single man."

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...

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...

October 3, 2018

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

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.

May 16, 2018

It is said that the alfajor was originally called "alajú." ...The name is of Arabic origin, and “alajú” is believed to be derived from "al-hasú," meaning “filled.”

April 5, 2018

It's Chef Mama Krysia's birthday and she's whipped up her and Kahlo's (and abuelo's!) favorite dish!

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