I had heard about Yanatile, its jungle, and its beauty, but I had never been there. Until my boss and I took a trip there. We were invited by a friendly young man named Neto, who I had never met, and his family. They wanted us to get to know them, their coffee fields, and the challenges they face.
To get there took us five hours. We started at seven in the morning and arrived at twelve. The route was incredible, Especialy its beautiful landscapes. I saw big green mountains and unbelievable waterfalls falling down from the top of some mountains. They impressed me. It was an amazing sight.
We got there aproximatly at ten pass twelve, We were impressed because there were a nice parade of a school, a fair, and everyone seemed happy.
It was Yanatile’s aniversary, I said great!
Then we met Neto. He took us to visit the fair. There, many people were promoting Yantile’s coffee, its gastronomy, its fruit, and all their products.
Little by little all their gastronomy was getting my attention.
People in Yantile are friendly and very kind. In addition, they have a rich variety of agricultural products that are healthful and have delicious flavor. These include bananas, yuca, tomatos, pineapple, rocoto peppers, papayas, avocados, and more.
Yanatile is also a place for guinea pig dishes as well as caldo de gallina, chicken soup.
Neto and his family took us to their farm to show us their coffee production. On the farm they not only plant coffee plants they also grow their own food. I saw yuca, banana, tomato, tomate con cola (tamarillo), corn, and coca.
After we saw their coffee fileds we took a rest in their home. They served us a delicious meal
It included fresh tomatoes as a salad, fried eggs, fried banana, boiled yuca and a cup of a delicios coffee.
It was as good a lunch as I have ever eaten. When I remenber that meal, it reminds me of course of Yanatile.
The tomato had an incredible flavor. It was sweet and fresh, complety different from Cuzco tomates. The yuca was silky and delicious as was the banana.
I loved that dish. It was simple and basic but the flavors were outstanding.
When we get finished our hiking down from the fields we went to Neto’s sister’s place in the town. There, a delicious caldo de gallina, a chicken soup, was waiting for us to be eaten. It was really great. As I said before there is no place like Yanatile for great chicken soup.
Yanatile impressed me a lot with its beautiful landscapes, friendly people, rich products, and its delicious gastromy.
I can not wait to go back.