Peruvian cuisine

Peruvian dish

  Peruvian cuisine is one of the most diverse in the world, and its capital, Lima has been considered as Gastronomic Capital of the Americas. Mainly influenced by Pre-Inca, Inca, Spanish, Basque, African, Sino-Cantonese, Japanese, Italian, French and British cuisines, the Peruvian cuisine is a fusion of four continents, which gave thousands of thousands of dishes that are continually evolving, for example, just in the coastal part there are more than 2000 types of soups and more than 250 traditional desserts.

  Due to its genetic diversity, Peruvian cuisine uses many types of crops including maize (35 varieties), tomatoes (15 species), potatoes (2,000 varieties), sweet potatoes(2,016 varieties), peanuts, fish (2,000 species), fruits (650 species), and many other food products; which are native from just Peru. Besides, there are some other plants that are still cultivated and nowadays are vital in the nutrition of the future like quinoa, kañiwa, maca, and kiwicha; and to add color, spicy and flavor, Peruvian cuisine uses aji pepper, chilli peppers, and rice.

  Besides, the regional difference is huge, starting by the climate with 28 types, the mixing of cultures, types of geography, and ethnic mixes have determinate the variety of its cuisine.

  The following are just a few of Peruvian many dishes starting by the Coastal Cuisine the most typical are Ceviche, Anticuchos, Tiradito, Papa rellena, Arroz tapado, Arroz con pollo, Chupe de pescado, Lima butter bean salad, Butifarras, Causa, Carapulcra, Empanadas peruanas, Cuy Chatado, Ají de gallina, Escabeche criollo, Cau cau, Chicharrones, Shambar, Chinguirito, Pez Guitarra, Seco de Cabrito, Seco de Chavelo, Majao de Yuca, Pasao al Agua, Cebiche de Conchas Negras, and many more.

  Some of the Andean dishes are Pachamanca, Cuy chactado, Olluquito con charqui, Rocoto relleno, Chalona, Chairo, Yuca chupe, Crema de tarwi, and many more. And among their most typical desserts are Alfajores, Turrones, Helados, Mazamorra morada, Picarones, Tejas, Suspiro Limeño, etc.

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