Martin Morales

Blog Entries by Martin Morales

Peru: Restaurant Capital of the World

(5) Comments | Posted May 3, 2013 | 7:00 PM

Many people ask me what makes Peruvian food so exciting? Well continuing my posts regarding this question, this week I'd like to answer by talking about Peru's dynamic and just incredible restaurant scene.

Peru's restaurant scene has exploded. Whenever I travel there I visit a ton of new and favourite...

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The Pacific, The Andes and the Amazon: The Great Geography Helping Peru's Food

(0) Comments | Posted April 28, 2013 | 7:00 PM

One of the first things I was taught in school about Peru's geography was the beauty of its three main geographical areas; the coast, the mountains and the jungle; la costa, la sierra y la selva. Here you can find many treasures that are blessed with a wide variety of...

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Peru's Richest Natural Resource

(1) Comments | Posted April 21, 2013 | 7:00 PM

Whilst in Cusco a few weeks ago I witnessed several potato and choclo corn harvests. Some were ritualized and the customs surrounding them date back 2,000 years. The smell of the soil was powerful, the elements vibrant with life and the closeness of the people to the land which they...

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History Makes Peruvian Food a World Class Cuisine

(1) Comments | Posted April 12, 2013 | 7:00 PM

Many people ask me what makes Peruvian food so exciting? My answer is always different as there is so much to draw on and it depends on who you are as to what will tickle your fancy and make you agree with me that Peruvian food is the best in...

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Peru's Lomo Saltado on BBC TV: A Homage to Our Jumping Peruvian Beef Stir Fry

(0) Comments | Posted April 3, 2013 | 7:00 PM

Lomo Saltado is one of Peru's most loved dishes. Every household in Peru makes it and so do many restaurants. Every mum and aunt in Peru has their own recipe which differs from each other. Some make it with red wine instead of vinegar, others add beer, but like all...

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Mothers Who Inspired Our Cooking

(0) Comments | Posted March 10, 2013 | 7:00 PM

Mother's Day is one of the most important days of the year. In Peru and for me this takes on many meanings. I have a great respect and appreciation bought about by my ancestral indigenous heritage which worshipped Mother Earth: Pacha Mama. As a cook and restaurateur, Mother Earth is...

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The Most Perfect Cocktail: Happy Pisco Sour Day!

(0) Comments | Posted January 31, 2013 | 6:00 PM

After a month of only hearing about sobriety and non-alcoholic cocktails, there is no better way to start February than celebrating Pisco Sour Day on 2 February. The Pisco Sour is Peru's national cocktail and Ceviche's favourite. It's a cocktail of Pisco Quebranta, lime, sugar syrup, egg white...

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Shrimp Ban in Peru: All Things Come to Those Who Wait

(0) Comments | Posted January 11, 2013 | 6:00 PM

It's a hard time for Peruvians, as last week and for the next three months they won't be eating any shrimp. None. The baby shrimps are merrily on their way to greater growth, so they must not be disturbed. This period, known as 'Veda de Camarón' or 'Ban on Shrimp,...

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Happy Quinoa Year!

(27) Comments | Posted January 4, 2013 | 6:00 PM

The holiday season has left everyone with a lack of energy. Happy, but tired. Too much partying or just too much emotion? The good news is that this year has been declared the international year of quinoa by the FAO (Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations). This famous...

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The Perfect Peruvian New Year's Eve

(1) Comments | Posted December 29, 2012 | 6:00 PM

In Peru, New Year's Eve is not only about the party, it's about making sure you start 2013 with the right food to eat. Don't be surprised if after midnight you start seeing people running around the block with a suitcase - they aren't lost - it's one of our...

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