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Origins: Cuy, How This Adorable Pet Ended Up On The Table

Today, we are excited to launch a new series called Origins. Although dishes like ceviche, arepas, and big fat pieces of Argentine meat have become popular outside of Latin America, there are a variety of other foods that have yet to be discovered. Our expert researcher and travel writer Joanna Marracelli will dig into the foods of South and Latin America, uncovering their history, and a little more about how they’re used. Enjoy. 

[Laurent Lhomond]

[Laurent Lhomond]

By Joanna Marracelli

Guinea pigs. Yes, I’m talking about those cute, cuddly creatures that are often found as domesticated pets in the homes of North American, European or Australian families. It’s what you do when your kid begs and pleads with you to get a cat or a dog yet you really don’t want to take on that extra added responsibility. Despite sincere promises of walking the dog or changing the litter box, you know deep down that your child will never do it.  But you hate to disappoint. So what’s the solution?  Why, strut down to your local pet store and return home with a guinea pig of course. 

The Best Peruvian Wines Perfect For Any Gastro-tour (ES)

By Claudia Eraso

[Maribel Rivero]

[Maribel Rivero]

Yes, of course! Peru also produces wines!

Tourists that arrive to Peru with the goal of undertaking a culinary journey will obviously delved into leche de tigre, ceviche, quinoa or even criollo cooking from the different regions of the country. However, very few come with the goal of doing a focused Peruvian wine tour, and they’re surprised to find exemplary products from vines in these regions.

Today In Headlines, Porn Star Eats Ceviche After Filming A Sesh (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

[Ceviche on the Run]

[Ceviche on the Run]

News out of Peru today comes in the form of pornography and raw fish. Terra reports that the wildly popular Mia Khalifa, known for her large assets as well as receiving death threats for having sex on camera in traditional Muslim attire, ate ceviche last week after filming for Bang Bros. Tuesday, apparently, is a slow news day.

Mitsuharu Tsumura Has You Covered For Easter Dinner (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

[A Comer Pescado Peru]

[A Comer Pescado Peru]

It’s likely that with Easter just around the corner, you’ve already made dinner plans that most likely involve pig in some fashion. However, if you’re tired of the hog on a stick with an apple stuffed in its mouth, acclaimed chef and owner Mitsuharu Tsumura of Maido in Lima, Peru, has a different option for you. Drawing upon his heavy Nikkei leanings, as well as some classic Peruvian cooking, Micha, as he’s lovingly known, has come up with a dish that’s as easy to make as it is delicious to eat. Chaufa criolla con chicharron de pejerey might sound complicated, but it’s as easy as fried rice with fried fish. Dress that up with a tangy onion mixture, and you’ve got yourself an unforgettable Sunday dinner. Provecho!

Lima Food Week Begins Monday, March 16 (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

[Lima Food Week]

[Lima Food Week]

Just as the first-ever Santiago Dining Week comes to a close this Sunday, the first edition of Lima Food Week will begin on Monday. Just like the Santiago version, Lima Food Week is being sponsored by Restorando, the online reservations platform that is taking hold across Latin America. Although this isn’t the first ‘restaurant week’ in Lima, with a sponsorship that spans several countries, it could easily become the best. 

Virgilio Martínez Will Open Nos, A Casual Concept, Later This Year In Lima (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

[Nancy Chappell / Restrogrupo]

[Nancy Chappell / Restrogrupo]

Although we’ve already seen what Virgilio Martínez can do with Peruvian ingredients outside of his native Lima, earning a Michelin star for his beloved Lima London, later this year we’ll get a taste of his casual cooking. Nos, he told El Comercio, speaking of his forthcoming casual project, is “what I’ve always wanted to do in Lima. Something ultra super casual, fun and spontaneous, that opens all day.” The new restaurant, which Martínez says will be completely different from the food at both Central and both of his London restaurants, is set to open some time in May or June. 

Mistura Will Return To The Center Of Lima In September (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

[Mistura]

[Mistura]

After two years on the lower stretches of Lima’s coast, spread out over a massive field featuring the best in Peruvian cuisine and culture, Mistura will once again return to the center of the city for this, its eighth year. In a note released earlier today, Mistura’s organizers, APEGA stated that the festival “returns after three editions to the point most central and historically designed to exhibit Peru.” Additionally, dates were given for this year’s festival, which will take place September 4 to 13, though without the Latin America’s 50 Best Awards, which have been moved to Mexico City. 

Peru Pa’Ti Brings The Best Of Peru To The Center Of Lima

By Maribel Rivero

[Maribel Rivero]

[Maribel Rivero]

Lima continues to progress and revolutionize their dining scene, from high-end to very approachable. Taking advantage of the continued growth, chef and restaurateur Jaime Pesaque of Mayta, and chef Renato Peralto have combined their talents to present a one of kind Peruvian eatery, artisanal, and specialty food market called Peru Pa’Ti.  It’s hard to miss the prominent, purple colored house, located at Armendariz 546 in Miraflores.