Tag Archives: food

Will Venezuelans Harm Peru’s Award-Winning Food?

Posted on 15. Dec, 2017 by .


Speculating on the possibility of a backlash in public opinion against the huge influx of Venezuelan refugee-migrants in Lima, Peru.

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When Readers Attack! ‘Buñuelos a Real Treat’

Posted on 28. Jun, 2017 by .


I kindly respond to a reader who argues that Colombian food is not awful, but in fact better than Peruvian food.

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Aguardiente Sour: A Gastronomic Tip for a Culture with No Taste

Posted on 03. Mar, 2017 by .


A recipe to make Aguardiente Sours using the standard Pisco Sour recipe with Colombian aguardiente instead of pisco.

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Peru is Rich as F%#!: Five Varieties of Doritos

Posted on 02. Mar, 2017 by .


Frito-Lay has introduced its fourth and fifth varieties of Doritos corn chips. Part of a series examining how “emerging” Peru’s economy is.

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Peru is Rich as F%#!: $20 for Water

Posted on 16. Feb, 2017 by .


Short vignette on how I spent $20 on water during lunch in Lima, Peru on Valentine’s Day.

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Inca Kola’s Purple-Cousin Fiasco Revisited

Posted on 06. Dec, 2016 by .


Taking another look at La Moradita, the epic trainwreck soft-drink failure launched by Inca Kola in Peru. Maybe it started as a good idea?

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Peruvians’ Irrational Fear of Cold

Posted on 24. May, 2016 by .


A look at Peruvians’ strange and quirky fear of the cold, especially cold drinks.

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Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts are not Paleo

Posted on 09. Feb, 2015 by .


An overview of the Arequipa tradition of sucking bones and eating skin, as well as some local varieties of animal organs.

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La Moradita: Epic Marketing FAIL in Peru

Posted on 20. Jan, 2015 by .


A look at Inca Kola’s epic failure to sell a chicha morada soda.

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Colombian Food: Worst of the Worst

Posted on 30. Jul, 2014 by .


Descriptions of the worst staples in Colombian food, which may be the continent’s worst cuisine.

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10 Things to Do in Lima, Peru

Posted on 16. Oct, 2013 by .


My top Lima tourism recommendations, including gastronomy, La Punta de Callao, Magic Water Circuit, Gamarra, Larco Museum, and more.

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Honeymoon on San Andres Island

Posted on 22. Jan, 2013 by .


Description of the tourism scene and the fun to be had on Colombia’s paradise island in the Caribbean Sea, San Andres.

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10 Things to Eat in Arequipa

Posted on 13. Nov, 2012 by .


Descriptions and pictures of the best local food from Arequipa, Peru.

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Colombia vs. Peru for Expats

Posted on 23. Sep, 2012 by .


SUMMARY:A breakdown by several criteria for which is the better country for expats to live in: Colombia or Peru.

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