Peru´s unique geography, mix of races and cultures, and fusion of acient and modern gastronomies give the country one of the world´s most diverse cusines. It has been noted in the book Ampay! Peru
that Peru has 491 tradicional dishes - which puts it on a par with the best Chinese, Italian and Indian cuisines. Thanks to the diversity of Peru´s crops, there is a wide variety of ingredients available for cooking. Many classic Peruvian dishes use aji -
the Peruvian word for a variety of peppers - to add flavor, spice and color. The potato is another staple of Peruvian cooking. It is estimated that Peru has over two-thousand types of potato! Meats, seafood and other common ingredients such as tomatoes, corn, sweet potatoes and a wide variety of fruit make up the Peruvian diet. To read the complete article, click here.