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Market Mornings #4

Next week at this time, I will be in the city of Aucayacu in the jungle! We are going to be cleaning off a lot to reconstruct a home and celebrate a special time with the community. This special time include a Festival of Juanes. I have already told you, they are probably my most favorite food here in Peru. Consider it a marriage between arroz con pollo and a tamale. Instead of banana leaves, the rice is wrapped with bijao leaves. On the day before the festival, everyone rushes to the market to buy the special ingredients.

Bijao Leaves on Sale at the Aucayacu Market


6 Responses to “Market Mornings #4”

  1. Gretchen these sound wonderfully exotic. I really look forward to hearing about this entire adventure!

    Posted by MyKitchenInHalfCups | June 14, 2008, 7:27 am
  2. What an interesting venture! Have a terrific trip. Can’t wait to see all of your pictures :)

    Posted by RecipeGirl | June 14, 2008, 8:13 am
  3. Love your market photos — they make me want to get on a plane and go somewhere.

    Posted by Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) | June 14, 2008, 3:13 pm
  4. I love your stories about your market trips:) I am transplanted to Peru visually every time you post about them:)

    Posted by farida | June 14, 2008, 3:38 pm
  5. Those leaves are huge! Love these market photos. Enjoy the jungle.

    Posted by dobetter | June 15, 2008, 12:07 am
  6. It feels like a scene from Raiders of the Lost Arc. I can’t wait to hear more.

    Posted by giz | June 15, 2008, 11:34 pm

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