H-4: La dégustation du pisco

Le pisco est au Pérou ce que le vin est à la France… Comprendre les procédés de fabrication, goûter les différents cépages et connaître les cocktails à réaliser selon les cépages, cela a été une vrai révélation… une pierre qui s’ajoute à l’édifice de la gastronomie péruvienne… Je remercie vivement Cécilia de la bodegua 3 generaciones!

Pisco Sour a la olla de Juanita, I

Pisco Sour a la olla de Juanita, I

H-6: Naviguer dans les eaux culinaires liméniennes

Lima est réellement la capitale gastronomique d’Amérique latine. Je ne pouvais pas m’en rendre compte avant d’avoir expérimenté la diversité et l’originalité des différents restaurants de la capitale Péruvienne.

C’est Jorge Riveros-Cayo, journaliste culinaire de son état, qui   tenu le gouvernail de cette odyssée culinaire en eaux inconues et aux nombreux remous…

Restaurant fusion japonais Edo, restaurant de burgers high-end de Gaston Acurio Papacho’s, restaurant ultra traditionnel Isolina, classiques revisités, cuisine du nord, cuisine d’Arequipa…. Je dois beaucoup à Jorge sans qui je n’aurais pas pu rencontrer tous les chefs et spécialistes que j’ai eu le plaisir de rencontrer… 



H-7 : Cooking with Debora at Laguna Azul





During my trip I had the chance to participate to the cooking for 50 people in a familly restuarant in the jungle, in Laguna Azul, close to Tarapoto… The cook, Deborah is passionate about her amazonian food and would not include any porduct from other parts of Peru… she likes to keep the plates healthy. On top of this, her resort looks like paradise…



H-8: Peruvian market experience



Peruvian markets are definitely a must… they are so diverse accross the country that you’ll never get bored. I went to so many markets during that trip that I could writte a book only about them… The award of the most disgusting being Bélen market at Iquitos after 10am and the nicest Arequipa for its light and porduct diversity.

But the most important in these markets are the people I met.  I couldn’t make the list here nor give the photo of each of them but they all have been a great source of inspiration and knowledge for me. I got numerous recipes and advices in the market just asking what could I do with such and such product… For exemple I exactly know which fruits I should buy if I have a serious stomach problem… because everybody knows about it in Peru! and they all love giving recipes…

Thanks to all of them!

H-10: Best peruvian cofee in Lima



This charming couple is the head of a series of cofee shops focusing on the cofee grains quality and the best means to produce cofee… this search for excellence probably comes from their background: she is an anthropologist and he his a philosoph… They nicely accepted to meet me to talk about their adventure from the intellectual world to starting a cofee shop!

Visit their cofee shop Bisetti at Barranco or Arabica in Miraflores and LarcoMar, you can’t find a better expresso in town!