Papa a la Huancaina

Papa a la Huancaina is a traditional Peruvian dish of sliced potatoes covered in a spicy cheese sauce. It is very light and vegetarian, normally served as an appetizer. The sauce when mix with noodles can create a mac and cheese Peruvian style. The dish is original from the city of Huancayo, one of the…

Tamales

Tamal is a corn pastry wrapped in banana leaves or corn husks, that can either be savory or sweet. It is made throughout Latin American with different flavors and fillings, however the Peruvian version is the one I love. Tamal varies according to the Regions of Peru, in Lima is wrapped in banana leaves, in…

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…