Hungarian Potato and Sausage Soup

Hungarian Sausage and Potato Souop

Hungarian Potato and Sausage Soup (or Paprikás krumpli) is a favorite peasant soup full of flavor and rich hearty ingredients that is a full meal in itself. Serve it with slices of crusty bread and enjoy the creamy texture, mingling with the spicy paprika and smoky favor of the sausage. It comes together very quickly … Read more

A Foodie’s Night Out in Cusco Peru

Amuse Bouch of Fish on served on corn husk

Today I had my first taste of guinea pig, and almost set myself on fire. The guinea pig, or “cuy” as it is known in Peru, wasn’t a surprise. I knew I was likely going to be presented with a taste after reading about the cooking class we were taking. Lots of local delicacies in the form of … Read more

Cusco: The Gateway to Machu Picchu

Cusco Peru

Let me be controversial: Machu Picchu is not the most impressive place to visit in Peru. I spent four days hiking the Inca Trail hike to the lost city of the Incas, and I can absolutely recommend the experience. But in the end, some of the most remarkable sights in the area were on the streets and the surrounding … Read more

Peruvian Fish Ceviche

Peruvian Ceviche

Peru is becoming known as a “foodie” destination. Part of the reason for this is the incredible diversity of available fresh ingredients, due to the large number of microclimates in the country. Chefs in Peru are able to utilize the freshest seafood as well as exotic foods grown high in the Andes mountains or grown … Read more

How to Party Like A Local In Lima Peru

Lima Peru Street Food

Just like many cities, there are several versions of Lima that you can experience. There is Lima during the day, with all of its historic sites, shops and restaurants. And then there is Lima at night, when the music gets a little louder, crowds of locals get a little thicker and the smell of street food starts … Read more

Creamy Spiced Chicken – Peruvian Aji Gallina

Peruvian Aji Gallina

Aji Gallina is a classic Peruvian dish with French influence. The name translates roughly to Chili Pepper Chicken, although the flavors in this dish are more creamy and milder than the name implies. French chefs came to South America during the French Revolution in the 18th Century in order to work for wealthy Peruvian families. … Read more

Peruvian Classic Pisco Sour

Pisco Sour

After we arrived in Lima, we were very quickly on the hunt for a Pisco Sour. This is Peru’s national drink, made using Pisco – a white brandy made from distilled wine made from muscat grapes. The cocktail also features the limes that have made both the drink and the ceviche in Peru legendary.   The … Read more

Downtown Lima from Balconies to Bones

Downtown Lima Peru

When we told people that we planned to spend a month in Lima, Peru, we got more than a few raised eyebrows. The same was true when we first arrived and mentioned to some locals that we planned to visit for a month. A month? Many people look at Lima as a place to stay on … Read more

Lima Bike Tour – Coastal Miraflores

Lima Peru Bike Tour

Our guide Ytalo stretched out his arms, gesturing at the view for the small group of us. “They call it Lima the gray, or Lima the ugly. It’s always overcast here, but it never rains.” This statement was an introduction to a guided tour we were about to take along the coast Lima, Peru. The sights … Read more

Peruvian Lomo Saltado

Lomo Saltado

When we first arrived in Peru we asked the cab driver who was taking us from the airport toward the center of Lima, “What we should eat in Peru?” His English was pretty non-existent, and our Spanish could use (a lot) of improvement. But despite that we were able to understand a lot of what … Read more