How to Make Tamales for Tamale Day
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How to Make Tamales for Tamale Day

Dia de la Candeleria is a Catholic holiday with many names and meanings. In English, it’s called Candlemas. It’s also called Feast of the Presentation of Our Lord Jesus and Feast of the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary.  It falls exactly 40 days after Christmas (birth of Christ) and is the final celebration day for…

Maido
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Maido

Rated as the  #1 restaurant on Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants for the third year in a row, and in the top 10 of the Worlds Best Restaurants, Maido is an exploration of two dominate cultures blending into its own. Maido, which means “welcome” in Japanese, is the manifestation of Chef Mitsuharu ‘Micha’ Tsumura, a Nikkei…

Exploring the Bohemian Barranco District of Lima
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Exploring the Bohemian Barranco District of Lima

The Barranco District in Lima is eclectic and even a bit crunchy. Artists and writers are drawn to Barranco for its bohemian style compared to the evergrowing modernity of Lima. Houses still retain their charm, people stop to  linger and the hurried life of the outside world is forgotten. While many of the other districts…

Kjolle – First Solo Venture of Chef Pía León
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Kjolle – First Solo Venture of Chef Pía León

Pía León may best be known as one half of the chef duo of Central Restaurant, but in 2018 she ventured out with her own solo restaurant, Kjolle. One year later, Kjolle is debuted at Number 21 on Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants and received the Highest New Entry Award from San Pellegrino. Less formal…

The Exotic Flavors of Central
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The Exotic Flavors of Central

It is almost by accident that we finally made it to Lima for an epic nine days exclusively for dining. We might be the only Americans who ever traveled to Peru for that long of a trip that didn’t just pass through Lima on their way to Cusco and Machu Picchu. I have been following…

Chifa Cuisine With Chez Wong
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Chifa Cuisine With Chez Wong

Chifa is how to describe Chinese-Peruvian cuisine. In the early 20th century, Chinese immigrants moved to Lima and tried to recreate their Cantonese dishes with the few seeds they brought over and Peruvian ingredients. The combination of unique flavors grew quickly in popularity. Chez Javier Wong is famous for his ceviche and Chifa cuisine. If…