My Beautiful French Connection

Ma belle connexion Française…. The first time I came to France was in 2007, I went directly to Nice and then Cannes to be part of the American Pavillion at the Cannes Film Festival. It was an amazing experience, the best part is that I got to meet amazing people! and even though I am…

When Peru meets China

How you may ask? the answer is through food! In early 1900’s many Chinese people migrated to Peru and brought their cuisine with them. Since they couldn’t use all the ingredients that were not available in Peru yet, they mixed Peruvian ingredients with the cuisine as well as adding the authentic Limean Criollo flavor. Then…

My TEDxAsburyPark Audition Talk

I always envisioned myself talking with people and becoming a public speaker. My first real talk was about 3 years ago at a local high school during Hispanic Heritage month, I spoke with over 1,300 students about my pride of being Hispanic and inspiring them to follow their dreams. Then I have been part of…

Aji de Gallina

Aji de Gallina is a medium spicy stew made with hen and aji that is the source of some controversy in my family – I like to use Aji Amarillo, the way it is made in Lima, but my mother and my aunts, insist the proper way is with Aji Panca, the way they learned…

Believe in yourself

If we all did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves” .-  Thomas Edison If you want to succeed in life, believing in yourself is key. I am still in awe that I was able to build this website on my own, and at the same time I am proud…

Minestrone Soup

You must be thinking “Minestrone Soup”? In Peru? Yes, the soup shows some of the many influences of Italian cuisine in Peru, brought by Italians who migrated to Lima as far back as 1530s. The base color of the soup is green from the combination of spinach and basil. But there is so much more…

Introduction to a Holistic Lifestyle

Why I always focus on the healthy benefits of Peruvian Cuisine.. I grew up a skinny girl eating foods from the local market in my neighborhood in Lima, always enjoying life with my many friends. However when I was in my thirties, things started to change… Having eating disorders and not feeling good about yourself…

Quinoa Croquettes

Serves: 20 1.5 cups mixed red and white quinoa 3 cups vegetable stock or water 3 eggs ¼ cup corn starch 2 cloves minced garlic ½ teaspoon cumin Salt and pepper to taste Vegetable oil Preparation 1. Wash the quinoa and strain on fine mesh. 2. Place on medium pot and add stock or water….

Peruvian Locro

Potatoes, Buttercup Squash, Autumn Cup Squash, Butternut Squash – all these ingredients are ideal for Locro, a delicious Peruvian dish perfect for fall. Locro, or “Quechua Ruqru” in the Incan language, is a thick, hearty stew originating in the Andes, but popular in every region of Peru. It can be made with different types of squash or…

Introduction to my life

My name is Marita Lynn, I am a Peruvian Chef, Mom and Entrepreneur that loves to share my passion of food with everyone. Since I moved to the U.S. in 1991, my passion has always been to show people the wonders of my cuisine and flavors. Coming from a family of good home cooks, I…