While it may not be for the faint of heart, Peruvian guinea pig on a stick (also known as cuy al palo) has captured the attention of many. And understandably so — to Westerners, the delicacy is exotic, and something you would never find in the U.S. or Europe.
One of the more interesting dimensions of Peru’s gastronomy is some of its fusion food, which infuses traditional Peruvian cuisine with elements of the cuisines of the country’s many diasporas. This arroz chaufa recipe shows you how to cook a staple of chifa, one of the fusion styles most prominently featured in Peru’s diverse national cuisine.
Something that makes Peru’s cuisine so renowned is its diversity and depth. Everyone knows ceviche, but there are dozens more delectable dishes native to Peru. This papa a la huancaina recipe is an example of a delicious plate that helps make up the larger body of Peru’s exquisite cuisine.