the power of food

i would love to share this little video about mistura that i found through the world’s 50 best restaurants.

mistura is the food fair we went to whilst in peru, taking place every september and organised by gaston acurio, it has the participation of peru’s most famous chefs and street food chefs.

the video features some of the delicious foodie spots we tried. i like the comparison they make – hollywood has their actors, whilst peru has their food and mistura is their oscars.

for super foodie info about peru, peek here

food adventures in peru

pervian food was a big plus in our trip, they have the freshest fish, fruits and vegetables. did you know that potatoes originated in peru and they have 3000 different types? they also have more than 80 different types of quinoa!

…left to right, top to botton: ceviche from cevicheria don pedrito at the mistura food fair in lima, delicious alpaca carpaccio from el huacatay restaurant in urubamba, beef heart skewers from anticuchos de la tia grima in lima, prickly pear and custard apple juice, fresh in every corner, market and restaurant throughtout peru

this time i made an effort to be (a little!) more adventurous in regards to food and i actually tried beef heart…guinea pig…and alpaca!!