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Potato Flower

“La Flor de Papa” is a cheeky song considered folklore which is very widely known in Cuzco.  Though ostensibly simple … 2 1337
Huaro Bread for Sale
Cuzco Neighborhoods, Food Culture

Cuzco’s Wondrous Variety of Breads

Cuzco consumes a lot of bread and that bread is still made artisanally and often in traditional ovens.  There is … 0 1956
Huaca Señor de Tetecaca
Archeology, Commentary, Cuzco Neighborhoods

Huacas in Cuzco

On waking, I jumped from my bed, put on my running shoes and left.  I wanted to run up the … 0 3806
Huachana Sandwich with French Fries and Soda
Food Culture, Peruvian Cuisine

Bembos in Cuzco

The Haucaypata, Cuzco, the main square where idols from all over the empire would be set in a coat of … 0 2152
Potato From Cuzco
Customs, Cuzco Neighborhoods, Food Culture

The Potato in Cuzco

The potato is the most important crop for Peruvian cuisine since it cannot be missing from almost any meal.  It … 2 2594

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