Chifa: Pork with Pineapple
Commentary, Food Culture

The Unexplained Mystery of Chifa in Cuzco

Chinese food, called chifa, is one of the most popular foods in Peru.  Benavides reports it comes third, following the … 1 3040
Locro de Pecho with Spicy Salad Ready to Eat
Food Culture, Traditional Food

Street Food for Late Nights in Cuzco

It’s night in Cuzco and the cold settles in. One might think the streets would be empty with everyone home … 0 1703
Rice with Fried Eggs and Salad
Food Culture, Traditional Food

Rice and Fried Egg, Cuzco’s Favorite Fast Food

Peru may be famous for corn and potatoes, of which it seems there are an infinity of varieties, but it … 2 1778
Inside of Starbucks
Commentary

Coffee Houses: Beyond the Multinational in Cuzco

Starbucks generally sucks the air out of local markets for coffee houses. Now that it has opened in Cusco, one might expect the same thing. But Cusco has its own strong culture and maybe its own establishments will survive. Some certainly have already faced severe adversity and made it through. In the honor of Starbucks opening let us look at some of the other places in Cuzco where one can have a cup of coffee and sit for a while.0 3412
Machu Picchu
Archeology, Commentary

Machu Picchu Meets Cuzco in the Casa Concha

Cuzco is the most important Inca site in Peru–far beyond Machu Picchu, even though Machu Picchu is justifiably a wonder … 1 1726

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