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...

March 12, 2019

It wasn't until I was an adult and living in Lima did I first encounter emoliente peruano. Once I found it, I obsessed about it not only while I was there but after I came back to the U.S. Emoliente is a tea, served either hot or lukewarm, made of medicinal herbs and s...

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...

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