Day of the Peruvian cuisine and gastronomy celebrations
Date: Sunday, 12 September 2021
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.
The Peruvian cuisine is among the most varied and best in the world. It's a reflection of the abundance of natural resources in its three main geographical zones - the coast, the Andean highlands and the jungle - and a fusion of influences and cooking techniques from various indigenous ancient civilizations, different times and numerous immigrant cultures.
The Day of the Peruvian cuisine and gastronomy usually coincides with the Mistura, the largest and most important food festival in Latin America held in Lima. As visitors here can get a glimpse of the impressive Peruvian biodiversity, discover the large variety and facets of the Peruvian cuisine and enjoy the culinary treasures of the different regions of Peru, it’s the ideal place to celebrate.
But also, smaller food events take place across the country and numerous restaurants in Lima and other cities offer special (tasting) menus or other goodies on this special day.
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