TO MARKET, TO MARKET Markets in Lima are a delicious assault on the senses, and the Villa Maria del Triunfo is the king of them all. Uncover the most famous feature - the aisles upon aisles of fresh fish from the Pacific.
A STAUNCH STARCH The potato was cultivated in the Peruvian Andes as many as 7,000 years ago and since spreading to Europe and the rest of the world via the conquistadores, potatoes have grown to be the fourth-largest crop in the world. Give a nod to the Peruvian farmers of old the next time you sample spuds au gratin, mashed, baked or French fried.
PISCO A GO-GO Chile and Peru both claim to have invented this tangy drink, and untold variations adding tropical fruits can be found throughout South America. Peru, however, is the undisputed origin of the grape-based pisco liquor and also has Anthony Bourdainâ€™s vote for the more perfect pisco sour.
Ker & Downey | FALL 2011
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