Market Mornings #5

Late yesterday afternoon, I returned from a wonderful, memorable week in the jungle city of Aucayacu. I have so many stories and pictures to share. But, I thought I would start with a simple selection of market shots.

The city of Aucayacu has no supermarket. There are small corner stores and then the market where you would buy meats, fruits, vegetables along with clothes, cleaning products and haircuts. I was on a search for sachapapa because I had heard that the yearly harvest had arrived. There were none to be found, but I ran across some other interesting things!

A Large Corner Stand in the Aucayacu Market
Pituco – A Root That is Boiled, Peeled and Eaten
Breadfruit Seeds and Dale Dale
Dale Dale is another root which is boiled, peeled and eaten.
A Stand in the Market with Pituco and other Tropical Fruits
Ladies Shell the Beans to Sell
Plantains Sold From the Back of a Motocar

Gretchen Noelle

My love of food was cultivated early on by my family but has come alive while living in Peru. During the 12 years of living in Lima, Peru, I have also enjoyed numerous trips to other areas of the country. Here on Provecho Peru you will find Peruvian recipes in English, American favorites prepared overseas, news about Peruvian Cuisine and interesting tidbits about life in Peru.

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6 Responses

  1. Clumbsy Cookie says:

    Cute pictures! I love those kinds of markets and didn’t know that Batman himself was selling plantains somewhere in Peru!

  2. Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) says:

    That pituco looks intriguing. How is it cooked?

  3. Mrs. L says:

    Love all the photos of food and the “bat mobile”!

  4. StickyGooeyCreamyChewy says:

    It’s hard to imagine living somewhere with no supermarkets. I have to say, I would enjoy shopping at a big open air market like that. It’s so interesting to see all of the native produce that I’ve never heard of before. 🙂

  5. MyKitchenInHalfCups says:

    Your weekend markets are so extensive! Beautiful. I’d love to try the breadfruit seeds!

  6. Susan from Food Blogga says:

    What an exotic collection of produce. I have never even seen most of the fruits and veggies you have shown. Thanks for enlightening me.

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