Bienvenidos & Welcome to Provecho Peru!

Welcome to Provecho Peru! I am Gretchen Noelle, an American living in Peru. My love of food was cultivated early on by my family but has come alive while living in Peru. During the 10 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. Read the story behind the name and how Provecho Peru was started.

About the Recipes

The recipes here are ones that have been made in my own kitchen and come from family traditions, cookbooks, or are ideas that I dreamt up when I should have been sleeping! I am definitely aware that even within Peru, many dishes are prepared in different ways but with the same name. I do hope to prepare and post about all the different versions at some point.

I do try to give tips and ideas of how to make the recipes for those that live in Peru as well as those that live in the US, based on where I live. Unfortunately, I am not familiar with ingredients in your country or region to give suggestions to cover everyone. If you are having difficulty finding something, please contact me and I can try to assist you in a “workaround” or give suggestions where you might find it.

You can find a Complete Recipe Index or various categories for foods found here on Provecho Peru like Desserts, Breads and Main Dishes. A text-only version of the recipe may be printed out on recipes which contain a Print button to do so. If you find a recipe without that button, please let me know as some of the earliest were not formatted to include the print button, but I am working to update them.

About the Photography

The photos on Provecho Peru were taken by yours truly unless otherwise noted. Most of the photos have been taken with a Canon Rebel xsi using a variety of lenses, the most common being the Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 and the Canon 50mm f/1.8.  While I do try to photograph food with natural light, the 8 months of overcast weather do force me to get creative with lighting and I have recently begun to use a Canon Speedlight 430 EX.


If you are interested in seeing where Provecho Peru has been featured on the Internet, you can find that information on the Featured Page. This includes both articles and featured photographs.

What Blogs Do I Visit?

Coming Soon!

Contact Me

Please visit the Contact Page if you are looking to get in touch with me about anything. There ,you may find that I have already answered your question. You can also get in contact with me by emailing me: infoATprovechoperuDOTcom.


If you are looking for something in particular on Provecho Peru, please use the search button at the top of the page. You will find all the recipes listed in the Complete Recipe Index. The Archives Page has a listing of the last 30 posts as well as a listing by category and a listing by month & year.


I love to hear what you think! Please leave comments to share your thoughts, greetings or questions with me. I will do my best to answer all of the questions as quickly as I can. Comments are moderated the first time you leave them on Provecho Peru, just to be sure you are a real person. While comments that are opinionated or constructive criticism are welcome, those that are mean, rude or meant to be spam will be deleted.

Using My Work

Please don’t take what is not yours! No part of this work may be copied, reproduced, or translated in any form or medium without the prior written consent of Provecho Peru. Please contact me to request permission before using any material. Although all content on the site is public information, Provecho Peru maintains and will defend a copyright interest in these pages. Permission may be granted to redistribute the material in its entirety provided that this copyright notice is not removed or altered. No portion of this work may be sold, either by itself or as part of a larger work, without the express written permission of Provecho Peru. The one caveat to this is if you are putting together a roundup of recipes on your site and would like to include a recipe from Provecho peru and use the accompanying photo, you may do so as long as the photo contains a permalink back to the original recipe on provechoperu.com.


Given that I am a perfectionist, I am crushed when there are mistakes in my work. But, if you see something that seems incorrect, please let me know – I would rather fix the error rather than leave it for more eyes to see.

Please enjoy yourself while you are here and I hope you come back often.


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