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Oropesa district of the Cusqueña region was declared the National Capital of Bread

The year 2022 begins on the right foot for the Cusco population. It has recently been declared and published in the newspaper “El Peruano” that the Oropesa district of the Quispicanchi province of the department of Cusco better known as the “Place of Chuta Bread” was declared by the Peruvian Government as the National Capital of Bread.

This appointment is well deserved, recognizing the cultural value of the traditional bakery industry, since for 300 years there has been a tradition of making the Bread Chuta, unique in Peru for its great cultural value and that to this day it continues to be practiced and teaching from generation to generation.

The District of Oropesa is well known throughout Peru for the preparation of bread and its special flavor, a wide variety of breads are prepared in the ovens of this Cusco town and the most popular is called “Pan Chuta”, this is the product Gift flag which is sent to all of Peru either by locals and visitors who take this delicious bread with them.

In addition, in this district a very important event is held called “Tanta Raymi” or translated from Quechua the feast of bread, in this event all the varieties of breads and sizes are presented and because they enter the contest, celebrating it with dances, music, food and drink.

The Oropesa district has a great cultural diversity, in dances, music, history, myths, legends, gastronomy, etc. That ratify its great importance and cultural value for the Peruvian people. It really is good news for the Oropesa district and the Cusco people, which we will celebrate by eating our delicious Chuta Bread.

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  • Bread Vendor, San Pedro Market, Cuzco
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Brayan Coraza Morveli

Soy completamente cusqueño. Mi profesión es analista de sistemas. Me encanta escuchar y tocar la música andina tanto como bailar break. Me gusta también compartir mi experiencias como cusqueño con gente de otros lados. Una de mis metas es llegar a conocer mi cultura más profundamente y compartirla ampliamente con gente de otras generaciones tanto como con hermanos y hermanas de otros lados de nuestra planeta.

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