Friday, November 21, 2008

Peruvian Food

One part of traveling is sightseeing, but another part is actually experiencing the culture. One of the best ways to experience the culture is to eat the food. While in PerĂº, I was determined to, as much as possible, eat only Peruvian food. We did pretty good until Cusco, where we ate the Peruvian interpretation of pizza (same idea, different ingredients), but we tried to avoid "typical American" food (whatever that is). In Lima, we fell completely off the bandwagon and went to KFC. We did see a McDonald's and a Starbucks, but we didn't go in.

Here are a few pictures of the various dishes that we ate.

Real Inca Kola

Huane (wahn - ay) — popular in the jungle

Papa a la Huancaina in a restaurant

Picarones (peek - ah - row - nays)


Trucha (trout)

Papa a la Huancaina (homemade recipe), Arroz con Pollo (rice with chicken), and cebada (a sweet drink made from barley — but not fermented)

This post brings the Peru trip series to an end. There are links on the side bar if you would like to see more pictures. I still need to figure out how to get the video off of the camera. Once I do that, I'll start uploading some to Youtube and maybe posting them. Until then, Chao!

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