Our friend Karim is going to both loathe and love me for publishing this Photo Friday post on food in Peru. She’ll loathe me because these pictures will simultaneously make her homesick and hungry for her native country. You can find Peruvian food in her new home of New York, but as most recent immigrants would tell you, the food is never quite the same.
However, she will undoubtedly love me for giving props to the dishes of her motherland and for opening peoples’ minds to trying new foods with fresh, wholesome ingredients.
Peruvian cuisine is respected and appreciated by nations all over South America. Peruvian restaurants are found in small towns and large cities from Otavalo, Ecuador to Montevideo, Uruguay. Master chefs bite off of and into many Peruvian recipes. And fusion Peruvian/Japanese restaurants abound all over the continent.
Everything is edible on these plates except for the tamal wrappers and World Winder copyright so don’t bite on either one (seriously people if you use a picture from a website give them credit). Sorry to Karim’s husband Brian for this week’s Photo Friday. He’s going to either have to hop another flight to Peru so Karim can sample these eclectic dishes. Or he’ll need to don a chef’s cap like we did during our ceviche making lesson at Oceano Hospedaje in Huanchaco, and figure a way to recreate these plates. As they say in Peru, Buen provecho.