July 9, 2020

As I continue my journey considering what Peruvian foods might have looked like before colonization I consider the tea, emoliente de quinua.

February 27, 2020

I crave food with a lot of flavor. One dish that delivers is Carapulcra, a Peruvian potato, peanut and pepper stew. If you do an internet search you'll find a dish that has changed over time, impacted by the colonization of Peru and the introduction of new ingredients...

January 28, 2020

When living in Peru, I didn't always have time to eat at home regularly. Papas rellenas were my go-to street food and is one of my favorite dishes of all time!

December 30, 2019

The humble Guiso de quinua, as one of my research participants said, is a meal in and of itself.It packs a punch of flavor, gives you plenty of protein, and the potatoes give you healthy carbs, fiber, and a little added protein to sustain you till your next meal. I hav...

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.

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