If you consider yourself a foodie, you will definitely want to pay a visit to Peru. This South American   country is known for its diverse and flavorful cuisine. While in Peru, you absolutely must try a dish called, “Pachamanca”. This traditional dish is prepared by baking different ingredients together in an oven which has been dug into the ground. In Peruvian history, this method of cooking is a way of honoring mother earth.  Pachamanca is still widely prepared in Peru, so you would not miss out on sampling it if you decided to tour the country. Each region of Peru has its own flavors and methods of cooking, so it is recommended to travel to different areas in the country.

If you are planning on traveling the country in search of culinary delights, consider traveling to Peru’s capital city of Lima.  Here you will find amazing restaurants such as the famous Astrid & Gaston. The chefs here are experts in Peruvian specialties and make some delicious ceviche.  The next stop you should make is in the mythical city of Machu Picchu. After you are done taking in the historical sights, you can savor a gourmet meal aboard the luxurious Hiram Bingham train as it travels to Cusco.  This trip is wonderful because not only do you get to dine on amazing food, you also have the opportunity to take in the vast Peruvian landscape as well.

Anyone who claims to be a lover of fine food owes it to themselves to visit Peru. Here you will find flavors that you won’t forget and you are sure to try an recreate them when you return home.

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