Gastronomy

The Peruvian kitchen is considered one of the most varied and original of the world, it has the Guiness record to the greater variety and typical plate diversity in world (491) 1. Thanks to the pre-Columbian inheritance (preincaica and incaica), amazonian, and African as well as but-cantonesa, Japanese, Italian and Spanish French gastronomy later, reunites a great diversity of mixtures, along with the Creole, in a gastronomy of four continents in a single country, offering an important variety of typical plates of Peruvian culinario art in constant evolution.

It is enough to mention that only in the Peruvian coast, there are more than two thousand different soups and that in the country it has more than 250 traditional desserts. Between the culinarios styles of Peru, it is possible to mention the Creole kitchen (northern and Limean), the marine kitchen, the Andean kitchen, chifa and the amazonian kitchen.



Perhaps the most representative plates of Peru are the dish of marinated raw fish (or ceviche) in the coast, "pachamanca" in the mountain range and "juane" in the forest. In the scope of drinks, the pisco sour is the drink of flag prepared on the basis of the pisco, an original licor of Peru. "chicha of jora", ceremonial drink of pre-Columbian origin, is done of maize. Chicha of jora is a traditional licor of the mountain range and is, in addition, the traditional drink of the Celebration of San Juan, celebrated in all the Peruvian forest. Also, in the forest the masato is prepared, licor of indigenous origin, fact of fermented yucca. Traditionally it was prepared chewing the yucca that fermented itself by the action of the saliva, at the present time are used other ferments. The forest has great variety of refreshments done of amazonian fruits, between these we have the aguajina, done drink del rising tide, moriche or burití (flexuosa Mauritia) and the refreshment of camu-camu (Myrciaria dubia), amazonian fruit that concentrates the greater amount of vitamin C.


The Kola Inca, of national origin, is the sold soda water more in this country, even over the multinationals Cocacola or Pepsi. According to the French newspaper He cleans the gastronomy to Him of the country occupies a very outstanding place at world-wide level, arriving to be considered as one of the three great kitchens of the world, next to the Chinese and of the French, although in the international aids of gastronomy also competes with the gastronomy of India. In the last years the Peruvian kitchen has begun to expand outside its borders. In the Fourth Summit the International of Madrid Gastronomy Fusion 2006, made from the 17 to the 19 of January of the 2006, the city of Lima has been declared capital gastronomical of Latin America and is a product flag of Peru.