General

A culinary tribute to my father on his birthday

* This post was originally published on April 22, 2011. I’m reposting it to honor my dad, who would’ve been 87 years old today.   April 22, 2011 This is only my third blog post, and already I’m straying off-topic… but I have good reason, I promise. Today, April 22nd, is my father’s birthday. He… Read More A culinary tribute to my father on his birthday

General, Latin American Cuisine, Peruvian Cuisine, Reviews

Donde Peruco

Seafood / ceviche, Northern Peruvian (norteña) $$ review date: 12/24/2014 Website (en español) Facebook Menu +51 1 4491030 Calle María Elena Moyano (La Merced) 178, Santiago de Surco 15038, Perú     My husband’s sister Susi and brother-in-law David brought us to Donde Peruco for Christmas Eve lunch, saying that if we couldn’t get up to… Read More Donde Peruco

Culture, General, Latin American, Latin American Cuisine, Puerto Rican, Puerto Rican Cuisine, Puerto Rico

Sancocho

As most everyone knows, New York’s winter has been especially brutal this year. Subzero temperatures, weekly snowstorms, blustery gray days that blend into one another… it feels like winter will never end. My husband’s friend Will is a Nuyorican who has lived in Albany for many years. He’s helped us out of many a jam,… Read More Sancocho

Culture, Latin American Cuisine, Peru, Peruvian Cuisine

Mistura

I can hardly believe so much time has passed since I’ve written! I’m so glad to be back. It’s been such a busy year for me: I’m just two semesters shy of my food studies master’s degree, which has been very hard but rewarding research work. I’m also working as a pastry chef at a… Read More Mistura

Culture, Latin American Cuisine, Peru, Peruvian Cuisine

Seco de Pollo / Cilantro Chicken Stew

Seco de pollo is a very typical Peruvian entrée; it can be found in nearly every region of the country. “Dry chicken stew” is so named because the chicken is first fried (the “dry” part), then returned to the stew (the “wet” part). It is also because the liquid is reduced to a thick sauce –… Read More Seco de Pollo / Cilantro Chicken Stew

Culture, Latin American Cuisine, Peru

A Brief History of Peruvian Cuisine

The next several posts will be about Peru and Peruvian cuisine, since it’s closest to my heart (and mouth!). We will get to the recipes soon, I promise! But I thought I would be in remiss not to mention the rich cultural history that is behind this exciting cuisine. Believe it or not, this is… Read More A Brief History of Peruvian Cuisine