Baking and Pastry, Culture, Latin American, Latin American Cuisine, Peru, Peruvian Cuisine

Manjar Blanco 2016 Redux

Hello again, after (another) long hiatus! I have been so thrilled to watch Peruvian cuisine gain attention and interest over the last year. I always knew that once the creativity, simple elegance, and intriguing combination of history and fusion behind this fabulous cuisine came to light, the world couldn’t help but stand up and take… Read More Manjar Blanco 2016 Redux

Latin American, Latin American Cuisine, Peru, Peruvian Cuisine

Arroz con Leche / Rice Pudding

My mother-in-law, Evelina Ramos Tremolada, is the most amazing Peruvian cook. She grew up on a coffee plantation in the town of Chanchamayo, in the central Andean highland province of Junín. Chanchamayo is an area where many Italian immigrants have settled for the last 100 years. Evelina’s own father, Félix Tremolada, was originally from Milan. Evelina has… Read More Arroz con Leche / Rice Pudding

General

Bienvenidos a mi cocinita! / Welcome to my kitchen!

Welcome to my little kitchen. Please make yourself at home! It’s not a professional kitchen; it’s not richly appointed; it’s certainly not state-of-the-art; and you won’t find many expensive tools. But it works for me. When we first looked at this house, I balked. One of my only requirements was a nice, roomy kitchen, with… Read More Bienvenidos a mi cocinita! / Welcome to my kitchen!