THIS MONTH I HAVE BEEN………
(from the left going clockwise)
1// Mint Choc Chip and Amaretto sundae at Laritza D’. Summer = ice cream!!
2// Salchipapas (sausage & chips) w/ egg at Tanta. I love salchipapas. Great for soaking up those pisco sours!
3// Amazing queso mantecoso (creamy, mild, salty cheese) from the area of Cajamarca in the north-east of Peru. I am afraid I have no location of where to buy this cheese, because it was a gift, but check out the label and have a search for it if you are travelling up that way!
4// The buffet at Mangos at Larcomar in Miraflores. Super tasty food and a great place to eat in the summer, because their location is right on the clifftop overlooking the sea. Amazeballs. (S/.55 for the lunch buffet)
5// Papa rellena (mashed potato shaped around a filling, normally beef, and fried) at Panchita, one of Gaston Acurio’s restaurants specialising in traditional Peruvian food. It was by far the best papa rellena I have ever eaten.
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1// A video on how to make fluffy quinoa. This is a great explanation from The Kitchn with pictures to guide you as well. I tend to miss out Step 3 in their process, which is to dry and toast the quinoa in the pan before adding the liquid, and mine still comes out fluffy. I can imagine though that doing the toasting first would give a good flavour to the quinoa so next time I will give it a try! Also, it’s similar to the beginning of a risotto recipe, so it seems like a good method.
2// Ever thought about getting married in the Sacred Valley, right at the base of Machu Picchu? Have a look at this destination wedding example and maybe you will want to!!
3// Thinking of starting a business but not sure what to do? How about something in Peruvian food! It was named as one of the best business ideas for 2015.
4// Ceviche is one of the most popular dishes in Peru, especially in the summer months. Have a look at this interactive map detailing the different kinds of ceviches you kind find throughout Peru. (It’s all in Spanish so crack out Google Translate if necessary!)
5// Are you an expat living in Lima? Do you make a pretty amazing pisco sour? If the answer to both is yes, then apply to be a part of ‘Living in Peru’s event in Barranco to be one of 8 contestants mixing it up to see who can make the best pisco sour!
THE BEST OF THE REST // Tech-ish special
1// Google Classroom for education-y people
2// This amazing scanner.
4// Submit your handwriting to this site and they will transform it into your very own font to use!
5// Send your child’s drawing to this company and they will make a soft toy that looks just like it!
Thanks for reading and look out for the February edition!!!