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 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...

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...

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.

April 24, 2018

Digging into food history is a fascinating process. We often take eating for granted yet there is so much we can learn about each other when we do.

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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