Contaminated School Meals in Peru Claim Lives

By admin | September 28, 2011

Photo: Shinyai

Photo: Shinyai

In recent days, we’ve seen many schools in the US planning to increase nutrition as part of their meal programs in efforts to promote healthier diets among children. While these plans will hopefully lead to healthier eating through an increased consumption of organic foods free of pesticides, other schools are facing trouble keeping those same pesticides away from meals. Tragedy has stricken Peru, as reports of deaths have surfaced after contaminated lunches were served to 100 children. Read More


Premium Organic Peruvian Coffee

By mahir | May 19, 2011

Photo: macield on flickr

Photo: macield on flickr

By Elizabetta Tekeste

Recently, I find myself in the mood to re-read one of my favorite novels, The Celestine Prophecy. So it seems fitting this week to highlight the backdrop for this incredible novel and its coffee. Grab your passports-we’re taking a trip to plentiful Peru. Read More


Food and People – Lima, Peru with Lisa Mclaughlin

By mahir | October 7, 2010

This week’s photos of Food & People is by Lisa Mclaughlin, an amazing food writer. Below is what Lisa has to say about the photos and her experience of Lima, Peru.

Mistura is an annual gastronomy festival founded by Chef Gaston Acurio who has spearheaded the popularization of Peruvian cuisine both at home and abroad. One of the most amazing things about Mistura, which I attended in 2009, is that while famous chefs from Peru and around the world attend and proffer demos and tastings, the festival is mostly about celebrating all cooks and food equally. The final award last year went not to a Michelin-starred chef but the woman who helms a popular street cart on a Lima street corner serving anticuchos – marinated beef heart kebobs grilled over open flames.

The food stalls at Mistura represent some of the best fine dining restaurants in the city and also the traditional food found in different regions of the country like tacu tacu, an afro-Peruvian dish of beans and rice formed into a cake; causa rellena which are yellow mashed potatoes seasoned with lime and aji peppers and filled with crab; fire-roasted fish cooked on banana leaves called patarashca and cuy frito, or deep-fried guinea pig. Read More


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