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Peru: Recipes and Cuisine

Peruvian street parade

Peruvian cuisine is a unique mix of ancient Incan roots, Spanish foods, French methods and even Chinese immigrant dishes. The potato was first cultivated here and is still much beloved in its hundreds of varieties. Corn and quinoa form a further starchy foundation for meals. The ají pepper adds spice and color to many dishes. Fish and seafood is abundant along the coast where ceviche is especially popular.

Recipes

Peruvian Recipes

Try these recipes from Peru.

Alfajores

(South American dulce de leche sandwich cookies)

Cancha

(Ecuadorian, Peruvian toasted corn snack)

Carapulcra

(Peruvian pork and freeze-dried potato stew)

Ceviche

(Latin citrus-marinated seafood)

Locro

(Ecuadoran, Peruvian potato-cheese soup)