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."

July 8, 2019

Summertime in New England brings not only heat but humidity. There is nothing more refreshing then a cold glass of water that has a beautiful hint of fruit.

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...

December 23, 2018

Winter time is a season when our family gathers together for many things. We have quite a few birthdays that fall in December (and January!) along with the holidays. My mother is the Queen of our gatherings, of course, and being from New England we tend to have very tr...

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.”

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