Uchucuta Sauce

At our first breakfast in Cusco, Peru, when staying at the Hotel Belmond Palacio Nazarenas, there was lovely display of a green sauce with little clay cups for self-serving. I love just about everything green, and I’m addicted to condiments, so I put some on my eggs. I started small not knowing the heat level

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Pisco Sour

Last year, my husband and I took a major trip through Central and South American countries. It had been our dream to visit Machu Piccu In Peru and we finally did. After getting to Cusco right in time for lunch, I was handed my first Pisco sour. After one sip, I handed it off to

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Peru

My husband and I recently returned from a vacation to five countries in South America. We were the most excited about Peru, because Machu Piccu has been a “bucket list” destination for what seems like an eternity. There wasn’t one thing about Peru that wasn’t beautiful, delicious, and memorable. Except for their dog situation, but

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Pork Amarillo

“IF THERE WERE A CHILE TO TASTE LIKE SUNSHINE, THIS WOULD BE IT.” How can you pass up a description like that?!! Back when I discovered the chile pepper paste Gochujang, I spied another international paste called Aji Amarillo. It’s a bright yellow paste, from Peru, made from aji amarillo chile peppers. From Serious Eats,

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Grapefruited Pisco

I’ve always been intrigued by the well-known South American drink known as the Pisco Sour. In fact, I’m wondering what took me so long to finally try it. With spring well on the way, I decided it was time. So I went to my favorite booze monger and asked for a bottle. What he sold

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