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Peruvian Gastronomy

Peruvian cuisine, considered among the best in the world, inherited its innovation, mix and flavors from Peru’s history. Its culinary fusion developed over a long process of cultural exchange between the Spanish, Africans, Chinese, Japanese and Italians, among others. The dishes became more and more varied as races mixed and migrants landed at the port of Callao.

peruvian gastronomy

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traditional lechon cusqueno

Peru has a variety of exotic fruits, some are super foods boasting many vitamins and nutrients, others have been said to cure diseases and ailments, like cancer. While you may not have heard of many of them, you've got to try them when you're in Peru. The 3 distinct climates: costa (the coast), selva (the rain forest),

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Peruvian Cuisine Today

Some native foods were not incorporated into the European-syle cuisine that dominates big cities like Lima and Cusco. But the indigenous populations continue to cultivate and eat them. Recently these foods have been rediscovered. Chefs in trendy restaurants now showcase Andean products such as alpaca meat, grains like quinoa and kiwicha, and unusual tubers such as yuca

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Fantastic Peruvian Drinks
Peru has some amazing drinks, both alcoholic and non. Here are some drinks that you definitely have to drink if you're going to visit Peru.

Algarrobina Cocktail
This alcoholic drink is commonly drunk in the north of Peru.

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Desserts
If you've got a sweet tooth, look no further. Suspiro Limena is made with caramel and milk. Although it's served in a small dish, you might not even be able to finish it because it's so rich. Picarones are made with sweet potatoes and spun into

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