One of the more challenging questions I get is what the food is like in Peru. Their style is very unique to Peru. The best description I’ve heard was that it was a mix of Mexican and Chinese. Recently, I have come across several articles about food in Peru that have given me a better respect for their cuisine. Like this one:
The World Travel Awards (WTA) have selected Peru as the World’s Leading Culinary Destination in 2016 for the fifth consecutive year.
Source: Peru wins fifth consecutive tourism award for best food
I also learned that a Peruvian was named best chef in the world.
I had no idea Peru was so well known for its food. I certainly enjoyed the food I had when I was down there. Here are a couple highlights that I have recently learned about their cuisine from an article on Peruvian Breads.
The natives of Peru were making corn tortillas before the Spaniards ever came. The Spaniards actually introduced bread to the natives.
When Peru declared its independence, they invited foreigners to visit their country. One of the first groups of immigrants were from France.
The food in Peru is yet another fascinating aspect of the Peruvian culture. We are looking forward to getting down there and learning more about the Peruvian people and their culture.