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PeruCooking Vacations, Foodie Tours, Culinary Getaways
Peruvian cuisine has been heavily influenced by Spanish and west African cooking styles and techniques, as well as by Asian and central European cooking. On a culinary tour in Peru, individuals will taste and prepare traditional dishes with the basic staples: beans, corn, quinoa, vegetables, roots, and tubers. In addition, cooking in Peru will surely include a variety of colorful and tasty Peruvian chili peppers in dishes such as ceviche, a medley of fish and shellfish, and anticuchos which is beef heart, marinated in spices, and grilled to perfection. One will learn to cook traditional dishes such as empanadas which are meat turnovers, or venture into preparing tripe stew or fried Guinea pig from the indigenous regions of the Andes. Regardless of experience, individuals touring Peru will relish in the rich diversity of flavors, aromas and tastes of traditional, as well as unusual, cuisine offered in this ancient land.
Magical Mystery Culinary Tour of Lima and Machu Picchu
In the Peruvian kitchen you will experience an abundance of fresh ingredients blended with the immigrant traditions of many lands. Explore and follow the evolution of one of the world’s most unique and delicious cuisines in the location of its birth. The backdrop for your adventure will begin in the warm and vivid city of Lima, then to Cusco the center of the ancient Inca Empire, the Sacred Valley with its ancient trails and agricultural terraces and on to Machu Picchu.
National Pisco Sour Day
2/6/2015 - 2/8/2015
Festival including dance performances, concerts, Peruvian food and Pisco Sour. Around town tastings, competitions and parties are held.
Festival Internacional de la Vendimia (Wine Festival)
3/1/2015 - 3/8/2015
Celebration of the grape harvest & the region's wine and pisco brandy, with fairs and musical festivals. Second week of March. Dates approx.
Festival of San Juan
The feast day of St. John the Baptist. Events include fiestas with lots of music and regional cuisine.