The first cookbook to assess Peruvian cooking, The Exotic Kitchens of Peru provides readers with not only sumptuous and unique recipes, but also a wonderfully detailed history of Peru. Whatever your tastes are, you are sure to discover many new favorite dishes in The Exotic Kitchens of Peru. Illustrated throughout with line drawings, and with a complete glossary of Peruvian culinary terms, this unique cookbook is a must-have for everyone from cookbook collectors to those seeking to learn more about the exotic Peruvian culture.
The main staples of Peruvian food are rice, potatoes, chicken, pork, lamb, and Peruvian hot pepper. Readers are treated to more than the delight of learning, this book about Peru offers a rich array of culinary and cultural elements. While creating their own versions of the country's featured recipes, readers will also learn unforgettable details about its geography, history, health, daily life, celebrations, and customs.
Peru is one of the most diverse and fascinating countries on the planet. Of the 117 life zones on earth, 84 can be found here. Because of this, Peru's flora and fauna is some of the most unusual on earth. Scientists are only beginning to grasp just how many species exist and how many are still likely to be discovered. Large areas of rainforest and mountains remain unexplored. It was only in the past few decades that research began on the canopy tops, the upper levels of the rainforest, which have opened up a whole new world of plant and wildlife. As far as history goes, there is more here than anywhere else in the Americas. Most have heard of the Incas and Machu Picchu, but there were many large civilizations here long before the Incas: the Chav n, Chimu, Moche, Wari, Nazca and Paracas. Each group left their mark on the country in some way and their achievements, artifacts, and architecture are more impressive in many ways than that of the Incas. Highlights of the Southern Coast: * Wine and Pisco tasting OCo Sample the world's largest Pisco-producing region and some of the finest wine Peru has to offer. * Islas Ballestas OCo See seals, frigate birds, and Humboldt penguins in the poor man's Galapagos. * Santa Catalina Monastery OCo Walk through the secluded city within a city, one of Peru's most revered Catholic landmarks. * Nazca Lines OCo Take a gut-wrenching flight in a five-seater plane for the best view of the Nazca lines. The Nazca Lines, 22 km/13 miles north of Nazca, were made by removing the darker sun-baked stones and piling them on either side of the line, exposing the lighter soil. Why the lines were made is still open to much debate, but scientists have a fairly good idea of who made them. The Paracas and Nazca peoples are believed to have created the lines between 900 BC to 600 AD. It is also believed that the Huari settlers from Ayacucho made some additions in the seventh century. There are literally hundreds of lines and geometric shapes that stretch for miles, but the animals such as a monkey, dog, spider, whale, and several birds, including a hummingbird with a wingspan of over 100 yards, are the most well-known. There are also images of a tree, hands, and what is thought by some to be an astronaut. * Adventure OCo Trek Colca Canyon, climb El Misti, or raft in Cotahuasi. This guide includes full details on where to stay and eat in Southern Peru, plus what to see and do. Also included is an extensive introduction to Peru as a whole, with information about the history and culture of the country, the cuisine, the arts, the people, the flora & fauna, the parks & reserves, and the 20 top adventures."
Traditions, Ingredients, Tastes, and Techniques in 100 Delicious Recipes
Author: Morena Cuadra
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Peruvian food has been climbing the culinary ladder at full speed, praised by the untrained palate of the average traveler and by food experts alike. Local Peruvian chefs are quickly gaining international celebrity status, opening restaurants in major cities around the world. Peru’s millenary staple ingredients, such as quinoa, maca, and purple potatoes, have finally reached beyond their country’s boundaries, and are seducing people of every background. Peruvian food’s popularity surged in 2013, named as the International Year of Quinoa by the UN, during which Peru was named the world’s leading culinary destination for the second year on a row. Peruvian food, as it is known today, is a fusion of its Incan roots, mixed with Spanish, Arab, African, Chinese, Italian, Japanese, and French influences. The ingredients and techniques of each of these culinary traditions have left a clear mark through time on the basic Incan diet, and the result is a vast and colorful range of dishes, each telling a distinct story. The Peruvian Kitchen is a journey through the diverse gastronomy of this country that will allow both those who have tried and fallen in love with Peruvian food already, and those who are first encountering it, the opportunity to get intimately acquainted with this exotic universe of flavors, techniques, and traditions. This book will be your go-to guide for creating a real Peruvian culinary experience at home—learn the history and traditions behind this famous cuisine and enjoy more than one hundred recipes, including cebiches, piqueos, soups, traditional sweets, and much more! Skyhorse Publishing, along with our Good Books and Arcade imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of cookbooks, including books on juicing, grilling, baking, frying, home brewing and winemaking, slow cookers, and cast iron cooking. We’ve been successful with books on gluten-free cooking, vegetarian and vegan cooking, paleo, raw foods, and more. Our list includes French cooking, Swedish cooking, Austrian and German cooking, Cajun cooking, as well as books on jerky, canning and preserving, peanut butter, meatballs, oil and vinegar, bone broth, and more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.