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

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

General, Lima, Lima, Miraflores, Peru, Peruvian Cuisine, Restaurant review

Panchita

Criollo Peruvian cuisine $$ review date: 1/2/2015 Menu: Facebook  +51 1 4478272 Calle 2 de Mayo 298, Miraflores District, Lima My husband’s sweet cousin Mili brought me, my husband, daughter, and mother-in-law to Panchita for lunch. Panchita is one of renowned chef / restauranteur Gastón Acurio’s casual dining restaurants, located in the Miraflores district of Lima. It… Read More Panchita

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

Latin American Cuisine, Peruvian Cuisine

Pimientos o Rocotos Rellenos / Peruvian Stuffed Peppers

I’ve never liked American stuffed peppers. The flavorless pepper, tinny meatloaf filling, and powdered cheese topping always made me think of a decrepit diner’s Monday night leftover special. But these Peruvian stuffed peppers are vastly different. This recipe is based on Tony Custer’s, from The Art of Peruvian Cuisine; but I’ve altered it quite a bit,… Read More Pimientos o Rocotos Rellenos / Peruvian Stuffed Peppers

General

New posts soon… I promise!

Hello again… I’m sorry – I know I’ve been neglecting my blog! It’s been far too long since my last post. In my defense, it’s been an incredibly busy time:  we’re selling our house and planning a move; and I just started working full-time on my master’s degree in Food Studies. I underestimated how busy… Read More New posts soon… I promise!

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

Culture, Latin American Cuisine, Peru, Peruvian Cuisine

Chicharrón Peruano / Peruvian Braised and Fried Pork

Chicharrón (or chicharrones) is one of those ubiquitous Latin American foods: each country has its own version. Chicharrones originated in Andalucía, Spain, and thus are eaten in most Spanish-speaking countries; though many regional names and adaptations exist. Chicharrones are traditionally crispy fried cuts of pork; but meats and condiments vary by country. In Peru, chicharrón… Read More Chicharrón Peruano / Peruvian Braised and Fried Pork