Cuisine

Sartin & Conway - Moche Tour Review

Sartin & Conway - Moche Tour Review

Feedback from Trujillo to Chiclayo itinerary, which included:

  • Highlights of Moche culture eg. Chan Chan & Sipan.

  • Hotel in shadow of Huaca de la Luna.

  • Beachside restaurants

“Just wanted to let you know that Emily and I very much enjoyed our Moche Tour.

Cacao in Northern Peru ... and where to see it ... and eat it.

Cacao in Northern Peru ... and where to see it ... and eat it.
  • Cacao, the raw ingredient of chocolate, increasingly important cash crop in Peru.

  • Details of cacao plant, its history & use.

  • Description of chocolate-making process.

  • Where to see the plant & the process in Tarapoto.

Amazon Cuisine - Juanes

Amazon Cuisine - Juanes

Juanes is a traditional dish widely consumed throughout the Peruvian Amazon, especially the High Amazon

It is designed for travelling: pre-cooked food that is wrapped in a leaf, normally from the endemic Cachibou tree (Calathea lutea) - known locally as bijao - which acts as a picnic box for the contents. The leaf also infuses the food with a subtle, but distinctive flavour. 

Inca Kola - Peru's Marmite

Inca Kola - Peru's Marmite

It was not until 1935, the year of Lima's 400th anniversary, that Lindley created a carbonated soft drink based on the native plant Lemon Verbena (Aloysia citrodora). This was given the name Inca Kola and launched with the strapline 'Solo hay una y no se parece a ninguna'  (There is only one, and it’s unlike any other).

Southern Peru & Bolivian Titicaca: A Photo Journal

Southern Peru & Bolivian Titicaca: A Photo Journal

In this age of social media, we were able to keep a close track on the progress of Anglo-Malaysian clients, Andy & Julia Little, as they travelled from Lima to The Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu to Cusco to Lake Titicaca (both Peruvian and Bolivian sides) and back to Lima. Here is a photographic journal of their 'exciting and action-packed' two-week journey. 

Pisco Sour Day

Pisco Sour Day

In 2003, Peru created El Dia Nacional del Pisco Sour (National Pisco Sour Day), an annual public holiday on the first Saturday of February, celebrating the tangy, sweet - and undeniably intoxicating - Peruvian cocktail, which is both delicious and addictive!

This concoction of Pisco, lemon juice, egg white and sugar syrup liquidized, and served with a dash of Angostura bitters, has a long history dating back to the arrival of the Spanish in the Americas.