How to Eat in Iquitos and the Peruvian Amazon

Introducing Iquitos, the Gateway to the Peruvian Amazon Iquitos does not have the sheer number of restaurants as Cusco or Lima, but as the gateway to the Peruvian Amazon (selva), Iquitos offers a number of unique culinary experiences. In this guide, I will focus on Iquitos food as an example of the kinds of food…

A Jaunt Through a Jungle Market (Belén Market, Iquitos, Peru)

How My Quest to Understand Peruvian Food Lead Me to the Amazon From my very first week in Peru, everyone told me that if I really wanted to understand Peruvian food and where it’s headed, I had to head to the jungle or selva. It was a bit of a logistical puzzle, but I finally made…

Ají Meets Risotto: Ítalo-Peruvian Fusion

Introducing Ítalo-Peruvian Fusion It’s no secret that Peruvians love fusion. They are not afraid to try new ideas and then make them their own.  Nikkei cuisine is becoming increasingly popular. Chifa, once limited to the cheap end of the  dining out spectrum, is undergoing a resurgence. With so many flavors of fusion in Peru, it’s easy to…