In the early 20th century, the well-to-do of Lima would flock to the cliffside town of Barranco to escape the chaos of the city. As Lima continued to spread, the wealthier residents moved out and the area became a bohemian haven for artists, writers and musicians. Now a mix noteworthy landmarks, eclectic art spaces, and chic eateries, Barranco has done well with maintaining its historic identity while embracing its reputation as Lima’s hippest neighborhood.
They flock in from every corner of the globe. They’re excited. They’re enthusiastic. They’re hungry.
They are the thousands of food lovers who come to Lima to attend Mistura, South America’s largest food fair. 2016 marks the 9th anniversary of the fair, which will be held September 2-11.
Peru is a country rich in celebration and tradition. With beautiful natural landscapes and terrain that encompasses vast deserts, oceans and mountains, there’s reason enough to toast and dance to this diverse country’s heritage. But narrowing down your ideal Peru festival may be difficult, as there are an estimated 3000 fiestas in Peru each year. Many include religious Roman Catholic affiliation, while others are based on indigenous traditions, where drinking and dancing are plenty. No matter your festival of choice, don’t miss out on our top festival picks during your next trip to Peru!
Last year, we sent three world-class foodies to Peru to get a taste of the place many now consider to be The Gastronomic. Capital of The Americas. Our three foodies were: Gaby Dalkin a chef, recipe developer and the mastermind behind www.whatsgabycooking.com. Adam Pearson is a renowned food stylist, and food photographer Matt Armendariz often shoots his work and is a go-to food photographer for major US brands. The three foodies–and friends–chronicled their Peruvian culinary adventure.