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Foodies on board - Discovering Peru Gastronomy

Posted by Carmen Maria Guevara Protzel on Apr 18, 2017 5:07:48 PM

mazamorra morada

Being a foodie its is not just about the food but also the typical desserts. As mentioned before all foods have history and also desserts and drinks.

The "Mazamorra Morada" purple corn pudding has a tradition that comes from the purple month (October) when the Señor de los Milagros (Lord of the Miracles) procession takes place.

The rice pudding that is prepared all over the world has traditional way to prepare it in #Peru and each family has its own secret.

Suspiro a la Limeña, It is a traditional dessert in #Lima, which has its beginnings in the 19th century. The basis of his preparation is the peanut of Arabic and Spanish origin and the other element is the merengue. The mixture of these two flavors gives as a result the Suspiro Limeño or Suspiro a la limeña. Served with a little bit of cinnamon powder.

suspiro a la limeña

Another traditional dessert that dates from the colonial era is the "Frejol Colado" a preparation made with cooked bean. This dish is made with a variety of black or red beans, honey molasses, clove and toasted sesame seeds. The preparation varies depending on location.Cinnamon, nutmeg, anise, red wine and molasses, brown sugar is used. Decorated with toasted sesame that spreads over the portion.

frejol colado

They were kept in pots so that they remain hot and the cook was offering with loud voice along the streets if someone wanted it and bought some rich dessert. The rescued #Lima proclamations of the traditions Peruanas de Ricardo Palma, tells this wonderful story of the Peruvian cuisine.

Currently many of these desserts are disappearing and are found in very few places, especially the older ones. If you search these desserts, you can find them some places around #Lima in some stands close to the main square in the center of #Lima, mobile stands at Kennedy Park in Miraflores, small stands in Barranco Central Park area and in the "Paseo de los Descalzos" in Rimac district.

And we are just talking about some of the most know #Lima desserts…. There is more to discover.

Discover the history behind the desserts while you enjoy a visit to some of the most important archaeological sites in the country.

From #Lima you have plenty of flights to go to #Cusco, Arequipa, #Madre de Dios, #Trujillo,#Chiclayo, #Cajamarca, and many more cities.

Feel free to contact us and let us know your main interest in food and #Archaeological sites and we will tailor made the program especially design for you and your friends and family.

We have a team of experts that will help you organize your whole trip

or if you prefer your vacation to consist only in cooking classes, that can be arranged too

Spoil yourselves with local desserts during your stay in #Peru.

Carmen Maria Guevara Protzel

Topics: Lima

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