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Cushuro (nostoc sphaericum), also known as cusuro, murmuntu(a), llullucha, macha-macha, rachapa or simpler egg of the rivers, is a blue-green alga that is traditionally used as food source in the Andes of Peru, Chile and Bolivia, as natural medicine and organic fertilizer for centuries. Due to its recently discovered high amounts of beneficial nutrients and other compunds many consider...
Last Monday the “Premios Summum 2019”, the most important culinary award in Peru recognizing the best restaurants in the country, were awarded in presence of local chefs and gastronomy professionals at the Gran Teatro Nacional in Lima.
Camu Camu, also know as cacari, camocamo or myrciaria dubia, is native to the Peruvian lowland jungle and grows on bushy trees along riverbanks and in flooded areas of the Amazon rainforest. Its extraordinary high Vitamin C content in combination with other for our body beneficial nutrients makes Camu Camu another Peruvian superfood.
Living & Lifestyle News SunflowerUpdatedMay 17, 201912100100
While – depending on the source - 8% to 10% of Peruvians still suffers from under- and malnutrition, on the other hand the country is among the top 3 on the list of Latin American countries with the highest obesity rates.
Lucuma is undoubtly the most popular fruit in Peru. The native subtropical fruit, which some even name "The last gold of the Incas” and consider it as the “national fruit”, is grown in the Peruvian Andes since ancient times.
Since Apega, the Peruvian Gastronomy Association that organizes Peru’s largest food fair, announced in August of last year that the Mistura 2018 will not be held on its traditional date in September and further details will be disclosed “in the coming weeks”, we had to wait until now (January 21, 2019) to hear from them again. The Mistura 2018...
On October 30, 2018 “The World’s 50 Best” sponsored by S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna revealed the “Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants 2018” in front of leading chefs, media and influencers at a live awards ceremony in Bogota, Colombia.
Peruvian Public Holidays and Festivities SunflowerUpdatedOctober 20, 201849410100
2nd Sunday of September
Each year on the second Sunday in September Peruvians celebrate the Dia de la Cocina y Gastronomia Peruana (Day of the Peruvian cuisine and gastronomy) recognizing the importance and value of the diverse local cuisine in the country and abroad.
Peruvian Public Holidays and Festivities SunflowerUpdatedOctober 20, 201830160100
A large part of Peru’s heritage and national identity is reflected in the countries diverse cuisine. So it’s no wonder that Ceviche, also spelled Cebiche, which is considered Peru’s national dish, has its very own national day on June 28 of each year.