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 2462
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 1436
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 1612
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 1499
Feast of Hatun Pocoy, Guaman Poma
Customs

Food, Dolls, and Rain: Carnival in Cuzco

Carnival is a time of effervescence and renewal.  In Cusco it rains, often heavily, while people play with water, celebrate … 1 1365

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history

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