When traveling throughout Peru, it’s hard to not always be on the move. If looking for an easy grab-and-go option, Juane typically consists of eggs, rice, olives, chicken and fried plantains. This Amazon-originated dish is typically boiled before being served.
Choritos a la Chalaca
Pass the apps! Perfect for a summer day on the coast of Peru, this light dish consists of mussels with tomatoes, onions, corn and lime juice. No need for utensils with this dish!
Although popular throughout Latin America, ceviche is known as Peru’s national dish. Don’t try and leave without trying this marinated citrus fish dish. The word ceviche is indigenous quechuan for fresh fish. Located on the coast of Peru, the city of Lima offers some of the best tastings of this dish. If you have some extra time and are willing to wait, Punto Azul is a very popular lunch spot for ceviche in Lima. When ordered in Peru, expect your ceviche to come with a side of sweet potatoes and corn-on-the-cob. It also pairs nicely with a cold beer. This dish won’t be difficult to prepare when returning home, just pay extra attention to the freshness of the ingredients while recreating. Some of the best fish to use include, sea bass, halibut and flounder. Add some hotness to your dish with an aji chili pepper. Specifically, the yellow aji peppers rank from 40,000-50,000 on the ‘spicy scale’ in comparison to a jalapeño pepper that ranks between 2,500-8,000.
Cuy Al Horno
Yes, believe it or not, roasted guinea pig is a traditional Peruvian food typically reserved for special occasions, such as birthdays. Although most of the world views this animal as a pet, this rodent is a native animal to Peru. Typically stuffed with herbs and baked, this dish is served whole with a side of potatoes. Don’t be afraid to dig in with your hands! Locals claim that the hind legs are full of protein and is where the best meat is found.
Relax after your long days of hiking and exploring with adding a pisco sour or two with your meal. This famous Peruvian drink typically includes pisco, syrup, lime juice, ice and raw egg to create some foam.
What meal is complete without dessert?! The Lucuma fruit is the world’s only ice cream flavored fruit. Yes, you read that correctly. Others say it also contains the flavors of a potato covered in syrup or caramel. Native to Peru, you most likely are not too familiar with this fruit, as it is very difficult to grow elsewhere. Check out La Lucha Sanchuchería for this addicting sweet.
Peru has amazing cuisine. And although it’s culinary popularity isn’t a secret, many don’t give as much attention to or credit as this country deserves.
Brazil’s vibrant culture is widely recognised all over the world. With its famous carnival and lively samba, it should come as no surprise that their food reflects this energetic spirit. Brazilian cuisine is especially exciting as it’s a combination of multiple influences: indigenous, European (mainly Portuguese and Spanish) and African.
When you think of a Middle Eastern-Mediterranean cuisine mash up? What’s the first food that comes to mind? We bet you it wasn’t cheese. What if we told you that a local cheese board was a staple of Egyptian cuisine? Or that we had have the Egyptians to thank for cheese itself?!
China is calling all foodies! China has a landscape of grassland, desert, mountains, lakes, rivers, and coastline. The vast landscape allows this Asian country to offer many types of cuisine. Some are simple while others require some courage to try. Here are 5 things you should try while visiting China!
When you think of “travel” foods, chances are you think of fast food drive-throughs or over-priced airport sandwiches and snacks. After all, when you’re “on-the-go,” it’s tempting to just grab something quick and easy that doesn’t require too much thought or preparation. But healthy choices aren’t always available in airports or on the road, which leaves you with few options besides fried foods, sugary drinks, and empty-calorie snacks. The good news is, whether you’re travelling on a plane or on the road, there are a few simple and effective strategies that can help you maintain your health while traveling. Continue reading to find out how!
With its fresh ingredients and bursting flavors, Peruvian food has been climbing up the popularity charts over the past few years. Some restaurants have even consider the food a “trend.” Be sure to take advantage of all of these delicious dishes during your next trip to Peru!
While visiting Namibia, you might think to find a fairly traditional African diet available to eat, but if you’ve been anywhere in Africa, you know that most traditional food today, has been borrowed from several countries that either traded, colonized or otherwise passed through the continent. However, Namibia provides an unexpected meeting of flavors that might surprise even the most well-traveled adventurer.
They say that Cuba wears its history on its sleeve. And if history is the outerwear, the cuisine of Cuba is the heart and soul. A blend of Native American Taino (indigenous peoples of Cuba) food, Spanish, African, and Caribbean cuisines, Cuban food is not spicy, but it is filling and flavorful. Unlike most dinners that are served over the course of several dishes in turn, traditional Cuban meals are served with all items at once.
Trattoria Perilli is an authentic, old-school Roman dining experience. You are quite likely to be served by the 90-something year old owner who not only makes authentic Roman carbonara, but will serve you wine that you can only get in Italy. You won’t find many tourists inside these walls, but you will need to make a reservation to make sure you have a seat at the table.
Like much of the continent of Africa, Tanzania has several distinct influences from outside cultures. Unlike most of Africa, and even though Tanzania was under British and German colonial rule, their cuisine influences comes primarily from the Middle East and India due to centuries-old trade routes. The spices of Tanzania are very reminiscent of flavors you will find on the streets of Mumbai, rich and warm with a focus on fruits, vegetables, and grains.
If you had to pick one ingredient as the foundation of your diet, could you? What sets your meals apart from the rest? Perhaps your mind wanders to a spice or vegetable -- something with flavor that packs a punch? In Vietnam, the foundational ingredient in their meals is something much more simple and matter of fact. It’s rice.
Ronda’s stunning location in the lush Serranía de Ronda in Andalusia provides it with the perfect environment in which the Slow Food philosophy can flourish. What’s Slow Food, I hear you ask? Keep reading to find out.
Almeurzo. That mid-afternoon meal where friends and family gather to take time to enjoy one another’s company. It’s not just lunch in Peru. It’s THE meal of the day. Everything comes to a halt for food, and then it’s naptime before heading back to work. Peru celebrates the afternoon like the Europeans celebrates the evening. The magic of a meal, however, is timeless.
Nothing brings people together quite like food. It’s at the heart of so many cultures, and learning about the local cuisine is the perfect way to immerse yourself in a new environment. There are countless destinations across the globe that offer mouthwatering dishes and rich culinary diversity, but some countries reign supreme. Keep reading for the top culinary destinations around the world!
Food creates a world to share our love, sorrows, dreams, and experiences. Eating together is a time of laughter, tears, and reflection, and it affords us the opportunity “to open the door” and share our lives with one another. Traveling to far and not so far away destinations entices us to taste new flavors, and it lures us to engage with those with whom we dine.
Italy is known for many things—rich culture, breathtaking views, and above all else, mouthwatering cuisine. Italy’s cuisine is like nothing else, from traditional Italian food to more recent classics. The country’s regional diversity means there’s an endless variety of delicious specialties to indulge in. Although many dishes were originated in specific towns, it’s easy to find different takes across the country. Any selection you make is guaranteed to please your taste buds, but with so many options it can be hard to choose. Keep reading for our list of the best food in Italy!
The Japanese are known for many beautiful things, one of these being their countless delicious foods. When traveling in Japan, there are an infinite amount of dishes to choose from. On your tour, you will have a first-hand experience on what to eat in Japan. Here are ten of the most popular Japanese dishes to try when visiting Japan.
Vietnamese cuisine, known for fresh ingredients, unique dishes, and an array of tastes, has been gaining popularity all across the globe—with good reason. Food is at the very heart of Vietnamese culture, and many local single-dish food stalls are run by families, passed down through generations of women. Traditional Vietnamese food has perfected the mixture of flavors, from salty to sweet and sour to spicy. With so much variety and so many beloved dishes to enjoy, the possibilities are endless when planning a trip to this breathtaking country. Check out our Vietnamese food guide to learn about the must-try meals you don’t want to miss!
My Culinary Trip with Acanela Expeditions was worth every Penny! Acanela had connections with people and places I could have never found on my own. In fact, many of the cities we visited I had been to before but still felt as though I was visiting a new city. My dreams came true being able to learn to cook at a real Italian Farm To Table Restaurant! We were able to attend many food tours at try some of the most famous foods at some of the best restaurant venues! I loved my Culinary Trip to Italy and would highly recommend that everyone visit Italy!
If you are planning to visit Bologna, remember that cooking is Italy’s art. Bologna stands out as a home to many varieties of traditional Italian dishes. Its location in the fertile Emilia Romagna and fame as the location of the earliest university in the world has only enhanced its food culture. Cuisine seems to get better over time due to the high number of visitors who tour Bologna to experience the ancient city. Here are our top 5 traditional and favorite dishes that everybody touring Bologna should taste.
Bologna is one of those cities that you just can't forget. The entire city is old & beautiful, and everywhere you walk there is something interesting to explore. While Milan is known for it's fashion, and Rome for it's history - Bologna is known for it's food. On the northeastern corner of Italy it is close to the cities of Parma, Modena, and Venice. These 3 cities are some of my favorite in all of Italy.
One of the best parts of traveling is trying new foods that are unique to the area you are visiting. Finding something delicious that you can’t get at home can be an adventure on its own. Here are ten sweet treats worth trying in different parts of the world.
It is no secret that Mexico has a lot to offer visitors with its white sand beaches, clear blue water, lush adventure-filled jungles, and ancient ruins. There are endless things to see and do in Mexico, but most people don’t think of it as a foodie’s paradise. Thanks to Mexico’s rich cultural history it is abound with delicious food that ranges from traditional Mexican fare to international cuisines. Read on for some of the best places to find amazing yet affordable food in a few of Mexico’s most visited places.
Over the last few years, Peruvian cuisine has gained widespread recognition and acclaim—and with good reason. The diverse dishes and cooking techniques have been influenced by Spain, Asia, West Africa, and indigenous Incas. Food has always been an integral part of Peruvian culture, and with its bold flavors and liberal use of spices, it was only a matter of time before the rest of the world caught on.
Christmas—a time for family gatherings, festive cheer, and good food. More than 160 countries in the world celebrate Christmas, each with their own unique rituals and culinary traditions. From Peru to Italy, check out how these 8 countries like to feast on this special day!
Chao-Do in Japanese means the way of tea. Similar to martial arts and any other forms of art that’s considered a Do, to study this art, it is more than the study of tea or the ritual, Japanese tea ceremony and the art of tea has very deep philosophical meanings as well. For one to become a master of the tea ceremony, it takes years of disciplined practice, even a whole life time of true dedication and devotion to become a true master. Aside from mastering the rich knowledge of the art of tea, mastering the art of tea ceremony is also a practice of unlocking one’s inner peace or Zen if you will.
Portugal has so much to offer visitors, but in-between sightseeing and sunbathing, make time to enjoy the variety of authentic Portuguese food available to you. From markets to restaurants to small cafes, there’s never a shortage of things to eat! Portugal is world-renown for its seafood and spices, but truly excels in all the culinary arenas: be it soup, dessert, or drinks, you’ll have your pick of delicious meals!
If you know anything about Acanela - you know that we LOVE fine cuisine. We are always on the hunt for the tastiest recipes out there. We also create our own recipes based on our unique spice blends from all around the world.