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Three different types of ceviche: classic, mixed, and Japanese. This was a perfect last meal in Lima, Peru at the restaurant La Mar.

Alpaca Steak on Volcanic Rock

Spiced and tender alpaca steaks cooked on a volcanic rock. From the pre-Inkan menu of Soccollay in Arequipa, Peru.

Peruvian Feast

In July later this year, we will be spending some time in South America, including a coupke days in Lima, Peru. Not familiar with the cuisine on offer, we thought we’d head down to Pastuso off Flinders Lane to get aclimatised. 154 more words


Pisco Sour

This is Peru’s national drink. Pisco is to Peru as Tequila is to Mexico. Nowadays I don’t drink very often, but I always have a soft spot for Pisco sours.  273 more words


Pucquio, Rockridge

Pucquio, or Pukyu, is Quechua for fountain or spring water. An unusual if most appropriate name for the kitchen in this cozy little place that couldn’t be in a better location, a bit off the upper Rockridge drag, a wonderful culinary addition to the neighborhood, and catering to a clientele with a hunch for great food and pockets deep enough to pay for it. 480 more words


What's for Breakfast?

Peruvian Breakfast

The Menu

  • Tamal – Corn wrapped in banana leaves
  • Sweet potato fries and bread
  • Chicharron – Baked pork chop
  • Salsa Criolla – Salad with red onions and coriander …
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Peruvian Poet Vallejo Born on This Date

One the great poetic innovators of the 20th century, Peruvian poet Cesar Vallejo was born on this date in 1892. One critic called Vallejo “the greatest universal poet since Dante.” You can read his poems here: