Culinary Tours In Peru
A cooking vacation in Peru means exploring a cuisine that is incredibly diverse. Peruvian gastronomy bears the traces of pre-Incan and Incan civilizations, as well as of the Spanish, African, Cantonese, Japonese, Basque, Italian, French and British immigrants who have made Peru their home. This makes it an ideal destination for a South American cooking vacation, with dishes that combine flavor profiles from many continents into a cuisine that is truly unique.
Peru is also home to many lost civilizations. The ruins of Machu Picchu in Cusco are one of the most visited archeological sites in the world, bearing testament to the Incan empire that made its capital there. To the north, the Chachapoya, or cloud warriors, left behind their own artefacts and ruins in the tropical cloud forest. But Peru is more than just archeological sites, it is also home to the bustling Lima, one of South America’s great citites, and the many villages and towns that bear the signs of their Andean and Incan heritage, and are home to the local agriculture with the production of such crops as sugarcane, rice, and cotton.