Truly, some of my favorite food is from the jungle of Peru. It has such distinct, delicious flavors which makes it truly unforgettable. Mistura is a wonderful place to try Peruvian jungle food!
The entire town of Aucayacu is bustling during the week of San Juan. There are festivals, parades, car races, soccer games, pageants and contests.
During the week I was in Aucayacu, the community celebrated “Juane Day” on June 24th. The day before was full of preparation in all of the homes in the neighborhood Primero de Mayo.
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 Soursop, or Guanabana. However there are some slight differences between the varieties of the Annonaceae family. The fruit called Annona (Annona squamosa) here in […]
After a wonderful weeklong visit with my MIL in town and family gatherings galore, she has returned to the jungle. This collection of information about Pucallpa was from the first visit I made to her home several years ago.
Something I learned about myself since arriving in Peru is that I am not prone to eating soup or fish for breakfast. My stomach just can’t handle it first thing after waking up. I have learned this mainly because these are things that have been served to me on a variety of trips. I admit, […]
Q – “What are these?” A – “Little yellow fire balls!”
Q – “Isn’t that a persimmon?” A – “They are distantly related to persimmons, but are not the same.”
It is amazing the joy that visitors bring. The way that people’s plans change. The way the impossible becomes possible. The last time the family met together here at our home was for Christmas – and oh! what an event that was! But this weekend, a visit from my mother in law not only brought […]
The aji charapita peppers can be smashed and served in a regular aji mixture of pepper, lime, salt and oil. But, a true jungle preparation of these spicy peppers also includes cocona, a refreshing fruit to balance the spice!