All righty. Had some requests to tell about the food.
Good food abounds in this tasty country of goodness. Lessons learned? This is a list of stuff I already suspected but had reconfirmed by delicious Peru.
1. Everything can be made better with eggs. Including mixed drinks.
2. American food is generally toxic and should be avoided.
3. You can make a pate out of most things. Peru invented Anchovette fish paste.
4. The world needs more spicy cheese sauce on everything.
and the list goes on…
On my first day here I crawled out of bed at 11:30am and was welcomed to what would become my staple breakfast her: ham on bread. Delicious. I´ve always hated ham and still pretend to. Maybe I was just hungry. I don´t know. It was delicous. Bread is good here. Also there are two types of oranges. The orange kind that we have are only for eating. Here there is a second kind only for juicing. And let me tell you now: they juice well. Also this is a country where Nescafe reigns king in middle class households.
But then we come to lunch:
A delectable conconction beginning with yellow potatoes in a spicy cheese sauce that keeps popping up. Everything is made fresh, none of this prepackaged stuff from US of A. After the potatoes came Chicken top of Spanish rice with a little salad.
Perhaps it´s the hosts I´m staying with but they don´t seem to eat dessert. Only coffee or tea.
Today I arrived back at 6:00pm long after lunch (the main meal) but they apparrently made and saved me food: beans, rice and a modest portion of rich meat. Once again, delicious. I ate it while drinking: Inca Cola. It tastes kind of bubbly otter pops. which is frighteningly appealing. Peruvians are very proud of it. “it´s from 1935” says Brian. They point to it as a part of their cultural heritage which is helping them resist imperialism. Coca Cola will never catch on in all of Peru, Brian tells me: Inca Cola complements more Peruvian food.