Cuzco, Scene of Rediscovery
Food Culture, Peruvian Cuisine

Exile, Rediscovery, and Power: The Story of Novo-Andean Cuisine

A new cuisine was born in Peru around 1986, at a time when democracy had returned, two guerrilla groups fiercely … 3 786
Chicha de Jora, Cuzco
Food Culture

Drink Chicha to Become Wiser than a Fox

Chicha, a fermented drink that hails from Inca times, was commented on by the Spanish invaders They noted its use … 7 1121
Tamales from Cuzco's Portal de Belen
Food Culture

Good to Eat and Good to, Um, Read

To eat — such as a tamale from the lady who every day sets up her pots under the Portal … 1 563
Thimpu/Puchero in Carnival, Cuzco
Traditional Food

When Food Fell to Earth: Carnival’s Stew, Thimpu

Abundance and moisture define carnival in the Peruvian highlands.  At this time when lightning zigzags with abandon across the jagged … 3 889
Yunza, Cuzco
Customs

Memories of Carnival in Cusco

I remember well the feast of carnival in my neighborhood on the hillsides of Cuzco. The feast always begins on … 1 602

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The abstracted form of a dog watching a soccer game. (Photos by Alonzo Riley)

Misunderstanding the Canines of Cuzco

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Cantuta Flowers (Photo: Alonzo Riley)
Tiger's MIlk Cocktail to Revive You
Chicharrones (Walter Coraza Morveli)

Traditional Food of Cuzco

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FOOD CULTURE

folklore and legends

The Devil Cat (Hebert Huamani Jara)

Demons in Roof-Top Cats

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A Town, a Teacher, and a Murder

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Destruction of the Temple of Santo Domingo

The Story of a Beggar and a Café in Cusco

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Parade of Allegories

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Love to Dance (Brayan Coraza Morveli)
Mickey Mouse in Cusco

Literature

Inca Garcilaso de la Vega

The Multiple Spanishes of Cusco

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A Book of Stories Coming Soon

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Guaman Poma, Observing the Sun
history

PUCUY SUCANCA AND CHIRAO SUCANCA, INCA SOLAR OBSERVATION

One of the most important problems of astronomy and Inca calendar involves an evaluation of the identities and role of … 0 193
Llamas y ausangate (https://www.instagram.com/p/-U9BPqovH_/)
history

Llamas and their importance in the Andean World

Llamas are domestic animals from the Camelidae family and are common in the Peruvian Andes. It was a very important … 0 594
Customs, drinks, history, Intersections, Medicinals, tourism, Travel

Ayahuasca, A Plant with Demands, Challenges, and Changes

What if I told you there was a plant that could show your past, present, and future? A plant believed … 0 1185
McCune Copper Pit at Cerro de Paso
drinks, history, Intersections

Mines, Railroads, and Mormons in the Story of Pisco Sour

The Train on its way to Cerro de Pasco 1904 One hundred years ago this last Friday, April 1st, Victor … 0 1503
Magical Rainbows Above Cusco's Main Plaza (Photo: Walter Coraza Morveli)
Cuzco Neighborhoods, history, Travel

Happiness Takes over the City these Days.

We are enjoying beautiful weather. Some days when the rain falls in the city and it´s mountains, we breath fresh … 1 1999