Monthly Archives: August 2010

PICARONES, the sweet touch!

PICARONES are a very popular dessert in Peru originated in the Viceroyalty. The main ingredient is squash and sweet potato. Picarones are served in a doughnut form and covered with a syrup, made from chancaca (a typical Peruvian sweet sauce made of raw unrefined … Continue reading

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What does “Anticucho” mean?

For many Peruvian historians the word anticucho comes from the Quechua antikuchu (anti=Andes, kuchu=corte or cut). Others believe that it is a melding of the Quechua words anti meaning Andes and uchu meaning aji (a hot pepper). Linguists argue that it comes from the … Continue reading

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What about a fresh CEVICHE?

Beyond any shadow of a doubt, one of Peruvian ambassadors is CEVICHE, made from freshly caught, raw fish cut into healthy sized chunks, marinated in juice from limes grown solely in northern Peru (key limes), and covered with Julienne sliced … Continue reading

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PERUVIAN textures menu is ON!

PERUVIANtextures is a series of dinners inspired in the documentary “Cooking Up Dreams” ( Ernesto Cabellos, 2009). Whether an entire nation can be represented through its cuisine is Cabellos’ question, who shows a Gastronomic Peru close by its food. After … Continue reading

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Peruvian Textures in September

September looks promising. Spring is coming up and so new events of “A taste of PERú“. PERUVIANTextures ( 8th, 9th September) and the flavours of Peru are in town! At PERUVIANTextures you will full experience Peru with Chef Saravia in the … Continue reading

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At the Electrolux Cooking School in Melbourne

Last week was specially exiting for “A taste of PERú“ because we had our first experience in Melbourne! And nothing better to start than a couple of Masterclasses at the Electrolux cooking school. Since the beginning we felt like at home, … Continue reading

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Peruvian Textures

After “Cooking up dreams”, if you left the cinema craving for more Peruvian food, or if you just want to taste (and love) this amazing gastronomy…don´t miss this opportunity: Peruvian flavours in Sydney. From the Amazon jungle to Lake Titicaca, … Continue reading

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