La Capitana, A Powerful Sense of Place and Community

Introducing La Capitana When you ask locals about their favorite picantería, La Capitana inevitably comes up. Coincidentally, it was the first picantería that I tried during my first three day visit to Arequipa about a year ago. Honestly, back then, I had no idea what I was eating. I hope that these posts help you better understand and enjoy…

La Benita de Los Claustros, A Taste of Arequipa’s Culinary Tradition

Introducing Arequipa’s Culinary Traditions You can enjoy ceviche, lomo saltado, and other Peruvian favorites in Arequipa. However, Arequipa has its own rich food traditions waiting to be discovered. The long-running joke is that Arequipa has so many of its own traditions that locals consider it its own country. Nestled among the cloisters of a 16th century church, La…