odd question about food

I've heard that guineapig is a part of the diet in Peru is this true? And if it is , what else do peruivians eat? What are their favorite foods?


Country: Peru


Dear Mary:
Peruvian cuisine is considered one of the most diverse in the world and is on par with French, Chinese and Indian cuisine. In January 2004, The Economist stated that "Peru can lay claim to one of the world's dozen or so great cuisines", while at the Fourth International Summit of Gastronomy Madrid Fusión 2006, regarded as the world's most important gastronomic forum, held in Spain between January 17 and 19, Lima was declared the "Gastronomic Capital of the Americas".

Thanks to its pre-Incas and Inca heritage and to Spanish, Basque, African, Sino-Cantonese, Japanese and finally Italian, French and British immigration (mainly throughout the 19th century), Peruvian cuisine combines the flavors of four continents. With the eclectic variety of traditional dishes, the Peruvian culinary arts are in constant evolution, and impossible to list in their entirety. Suffice it to mention that along the Peruvian coast alone there are more than two thousand different types of soups, and that there are more than 250 traditional desserts. The great variety in Peruvian cuisine stems from three major influences:

Peru's unique geography Peru's openness and blending of distinct races and cultures The incorporation of ancient cuisine into modern Peruvian cuisine
List of Typical Peruvian Dishes:
Ceviche, Cau-cau, Anticuchos, Lomo saltado, Ají de gallina, Causa rellena, Choros a la chalaca, Leche de Tigre, Tacu-tacu, Parihuela, Cuy con papas, Juanes de yuca, Tamales, Humitas, Enrollado, Picante de cuy, Cuchicanca, Tamales Ancashinos, Llunca kashki , con gallina, Pecan caldo, Tallarín Casero, Kapchi, Papas con Uchullachua, Rocoto , Relleno, Huatia, Cuy relleno, Pepian de Cuy, Chupe de camarones, Soltero, Adobo, Ocopa, Escribano, Pebre, Qapchi, Mondongo ayacuchano, Patachi, Puca picante, Uman caldo, Cuy chactado, Pachamanca, Teqtes, Pusra, Puchero, Picante de papa con cuy frito, Chicharron con mote, Caldo verde, Kapchi, Chicharrón con mote, Saralawa, Chuño cola, Olluco con carne, Ropa vieja, Apanado de alpaca, Pachamanca, Panes Huancaveliqueños, Locro de gallina, Picante de cuy Huanuqueño, Pachamanca Huanuqueña, Tacacho con cecina, Juane, Asado de picuro, Inchicapi, Pallares, Morusa, Picante de Pallares, Carapulcra Iqueña, Uman caldo, Yaku chupe or sopa verde, Huallpa chupe, Mondongo, Patachi, Chicharron colorado, Cordero al palo, Asado de zamaño, cutpe and sakino, Chicharrón de pescado de río, Cabrito con frijoles, Shambar, Sopa teóloga, Frejoles a la trujillana, Pepián de pava, Pescado a la trujillana, Tortilla de raya, Chinguirito, Seco de cabrito con frijoles, Arroz con pato a la Chiclayana, Chirimpico, Escabeche, Carapulcra, Sancochado, Pescado a la chorrillana, Pescado a lo macho, Ensalada de chonta o salad palmito , Timbuche, Cecina, Patarashca, Juane Loretano, Tacacho, Inchicucho, Asado de venado, Tacacho con cecina, Asado de picuro, Caldo de carachama, Patasca moqueguana o caldo de mondongo, Picante de cuy, Chupe de camarones, Cebiche de jurel or mixto, Chupín de pejesapo, Sudado de machas, Aguadito de mariscos, Chicharrón de pulpo, Picante de mariscos, Cuy frito, Picante de cuy, Caldo de cabeza, Seco de chabelo, Majado de yucca con chicharron, Natilla, Cancacho, Pesque de quinoa, Chairo, Juanes de arroz, Inchicapi, Avispa juane, Chunchulijuane, Tacacho con cecina, Chontajuane, Sarajuane, Choclo con queso, Chicharron de chancho con maiz tostado, Patasca tacneña, Picante a la tacneña, Cuy Chactado, Pastel de choclo, Adobo de Chancho, Cebiches de conchas, Aji de langostinos, Chupe de cangrejo, Majarisco, Sango de plátano verde, Caldo de bolas, Patarashca, Pan con Chimbombo, Tacacho con cecina, Picadillo de paiche…. And the list continues… missing the Peruvian Desserts, also the Peruvian Drinks…. Do not forget the PISCO SOUR!!!!

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