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.
Photo: Terra Hall
As old as Lima itself is Casa de Aliaga, a 480-year-old mansion located in the heart of El Centro, the capital city’s historic district. Casa de Aliaga’s story started when Spanish conquistador Don Francisco Pizarro established Lima as Peru’s capital city on Jan. 18, 1535. Because friends make the best neighbors, Pizarro gave the piece of land adjacent to the Plaza de Armas to his ally Jerónimo de Aliaga.
Photo: Lorena Flores Aguero
Lima can be a crazily hectic, incredibly busy city. When I want to reconnect with nature and have a few moments of peace, I head to the Pacific. For some reason, the sea always brings me solace.
One of my favorite times to head there is just before dusk, when the ocean and the sun meet briefly to steal away a goodnight kiss.
The way the sun sets the sky ablaze in fiery reds and oranges really is unparalleled. While you can catch this Pacific sunset anywhere along the 1,400 miles (2,250 km) of Peru’s pristine coastline, there’s something really special about Lima’s.