Category: Ingredients

Headed to the market? Find out what to look for!

Kaniwa // Canihua 2

Andean Grains: Cañihua

Articles show up month after month advertising superfoods, power foods, the top 10 foods to eat this year and so forth. The delicious grain of quinoa has shown up on these lists for some...

Membrillo // Quince 3

Membrillo // Quince

Although not used in a multitude of recipes in Peru, the quince makes an appearance now and then. The quince is grown on trees and is related to apples and pears. You would suppose...

Zapallo Macre Squash 0

Zapallo Macre // Macre Winter Squash

Why is it that we seem fascinated by things that are miniature or jumbo. If something is “normal” sized, it just does not receive as much attention. How many times have I bought something...

Cusquena 1

Cusqueña Beer

On the first of October in the year of 1908, a group of men including Ernesto Gunther, founded La Cervecera Alemana, in the city of Cusco. This company would go on to produce the...

Annona 0

Annona // Sugar Apple

My husband treasures so many things about the jungle he grew up in. One of his favorites is the Annona fruit. The Annona fruit is from the same family as both the Cherimoya and...

Tree Tomato Fruit 20

Tree Tomato // Sachatomate

An egg shaped fruit has haunted me for many years. I have seen it on many occasions but have never been brave enough to buy it. It resides in the shelves with other fruits,...

cocona fruit 4

Cocona

Q – “Isn’t that a persimmon?” A – “They are distantly related to persimmons, but are not the same.”