You’ve asked and we’re here to deliver. Just in time for some holiday travel, Longitude Books has helped us compile reading lists for each of our exotic culinary destinations. As the experts in reading for travel, we’re thrilled to partner with them for this project. Below you’ll find several suggestions for Peru travel, especially exploring the culinary sides of Peru. In the coming weeks, we’ll highlight Cuba, Vietnam, Morocco, and Thailand as well.
Peru Travel Reads
PERU, The Cookbook: A look inside traditional home cooking from one of the world’s most popular culinary destinations. Peruvian cuisine is gaining popularity in America and chefs from San Francisco to New York are making Peruvian ceviche, quinoa and lomo saltado — dishes featuring unique ingredients like the distinct “aji amarillo” chile pepper. Includes 500 recipes. Author Gaston Acurio is a Peruvian celebrity whose flagship restaurant has been ranked in the world’s top 20. He even has a good shot at becoming Peru’s next president. (PRU136, $49.95)
The Exotic Kitchens of Peru: A carefully researched cookbook of traditional Peruvian cuisine, with practical advice on how to adapt recipes for the American kitchen. The recipes, gathered from professional chefs and home cooks, reflect a multicultural mix of the fallen Inca Empire and of the successive waves of Spanish conquerors, African slaves, Chinese laborers and Italian and Japanese immigrants who made Peru their home. (PRU69, $16.95)