Classic Upstairs Window and Flag, Cuzco, Peru
Restaurants

Cuzco Restaurants Take to Facebook

Facebook is not only notable for its role in recent uprisings, it is rapidly becoming a useful place to find … 0 714
Is Lomo Saltado Chinese or Not?
Peruvian Cuisine

Lomo Saltado: A Dish of Nation Building

No matter where one goes, one dish seems to represent Peruvian food almost more than any other.  I am not … 11 4488
Quinoa Almost Ready to Harvest
Ingredients, Peruvian Cuisine, Traditional Food, Uncategorized

Quinoa Claims the World

Not too long ago, quinoa was a humble seed eaten by rural people and the urban poor. In Peru’s cities people would turn up their noses at its site, given its lack of status, in their efforts to climb the social ladder. Now quinoa is chic. It comes dressed with recommendations from Martha Stewart to Gwyneth Paltrow. Major newspapers trumpet it arrival. It graces the plates of elite restaurants. Quinoa is taking the world, one mouthful at a time.2 1007
Sharing Chicha by Poma
Peruvian Cuisine, Traditional Food

A Spanish View of Inca Food

The Inca presented many puzzles to the Spanish who invaded their land.  Inca ways were not the same as European ways.  And, the Europeans struggled to grasp them from the world of their own culture. Bernabe Cobo wrote an important chronicle of the Inca in the seventeenth century, almost a century after they had disappeared.   A Jesuit, he spent years in Peru, both upper and lower, and made use of exiting documents.  As a result, his comments on Inca cuisine are both useful and intriguing. 2 1202
Rocotos
Ingredients, Peruvian Cuisine

Fierce Peppers

Hot peppers have deep roots in Perú. As early Peruvians were beginning to build pyramids in what is one of the worlds driest deserts, about the same time Egyptians were doing the same, Peruvians were already eating hot peppers. The domesticated them some 6,000 yrs ago. While most of the world relies on just one species of pepper, capsicum annum, for its hotness, Peru’s neighborhood markets and super stores contain four or five species. And, their most consumed peppers come from two species seldom seen in Europe or the United States.0 1077

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Literature

Boarding a Taxi (David Knowlton)

There Were No Pumas Up There, A Taxi Tale

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Inca Garcilaso de la Vega

The Multiple Spanishes of Cusco

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A Book of Stories Coming Soon

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Sunset in Cusco (Walter Coraza Morveli)
Cultura, history, tourism, Travel

History and Information About Cusco

Important points of the history of Cusco starting from the Plaza de Armas. In Inca times, what is today the … 0 2524
Huaca Mesa Redonda (Photo: Wayra)
Archeology, Culture, history

Mama Qaqa or better known as ‘Mother Stone’

Mama Qaqa or better known as ‘Mother Stone’ is present among the wak’as (or huaca. A wak’a (Quechua) is an … 0 962
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 … 1 911
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 1900