Sunday, August 10, 2014

Foods of Peru

Although I did not try all of the various cuisines offered in Peru, I did consume five of the six foods/beverages shown below. Hopefully, the members of the cohort that stayed on to visit Cuzco and Machu Picchu in the Andes Mountains will try the "cuy" shown in the last two photos below.
Pisco Sour
Containing pisco, lime juice, simple syrup & a fresh egg white

Chicha Marado
Made with purple corn boiled with pineapple,cinnamon, clove and sugar

Made with alternate layers of potato (yellow), avocado & often a layer of tuna, meat or egg

Taku Taku Lomo Saltado
stir fry that combines marinated strips of sirloin, with onions, tomatoes, and other ingredients, served with french fries.  The Taku Taku is a fried combination of beans and rice.

Lucuma Ice Cream
Lucuma is a sweet tree fruit that looks like mango

Cuy - Before
Cuy - After

Cuy (aka guinea pig in the US) is a staple meat raised by many households located in the Andes Mountains.  The meat is quite bony and is baked or barbecued on a spit and served whole...often with the head still on.  It supposedly has a gamy taste like that of rabbit or wild fowl.  Buen provecho!

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