How to Eat Pollo a la Brasa (Peruvian Chicken)

Pollerías, fast food restaurants serving Peruvian roast chicken, are the go-to place for Peruvian families when they eat out. Pollo a la Brasa, the centerpiece dish at pollerías, consists of marinated whole chickens slow-cooking on rotating spits. Pollo a la Brasa used to be a delicacy for the rich, but a Swiss man named Roger…

A Weekend of Peruvian Home Cooking, Day 1

A Fun-filled Weekend of Peruvian Homecooking Vic asked me if I wanted to join his friend’s family for a weekend of cooking. Of course, I said yes. A weekend of cooking is my ideal kind of vacation (a vacation within a vacation, if you want to be technical). Vic’s friend’s family has a cute house…

How to Eat in Peru-YouTube, Book, and More

I have many exciting projects in the works to announce: First, I’ve teamed up with Daryl Wild, a  British videographer who I met on my first day in Peru to bring some of my stories about Peruvian cuisine to life. Check out our brand spanking new YouTube channel Update: New videos coming soon. We still have another five or…

Menú: An Easy Way to Eat Like A Local

  In this post, I will share the easiest and cheapest way to eat like a local in Peru. You can use this tip anywhere you go in Peru. This will help you get away from the throngs of other tourists and  can help you save a lot of money. You just need to know…

How to Eat in Arequipa: Picanterías, Chicha, and Tradition

Introducing the Food in Arequipa Arequipa has so many traditions of its own, including a rich food heritage, that locals joke that it is its own country. Don’t worry; you can still enjoy many Peruvian favorites such as Lomo Saltado and Ají de Gallina. However, there are many traditional dishes that you’ll only find in…