Peru

  • Recipe — Peruvian Ceviche/Cebiche with Leche de Tigre

    By Pasture Braised on May 17, 2013
    You say tomato, I say tomahto. We say ceviche, Peruvians say cebiche. In Peru ceviche/cebiche rules supreme. Apart from its omnipresence, the defining flavour in Peruvian ceviche/cebiche is its evocatively named marinade, leche de tigre. Since time eternal, Peruvian men have devoured heaping plates of ceviche/cebiche and then taken their plates in both hands and gulped down the remains, believing that the so-called tiger’s milk gave […]
  • Cevicheria Lima — 5 Tasty Spots to Get Your Ceviche Fix

    By Pasture Braised on May 14, 2013
    Ceviche is the Peruvian national lunch. In Lima, we could (did, and will continue to) eat it morning, noon, and night. Here are five of our favourite spots to enjoy the real deal. 1. Canta Rana, Barranco Located in Lima’s bohemian Barranco district, aka our favorite neighborhood in Lima, Canta Rana is one part cevicheria, one part sports bar (there’s only one 27” TV […]
  • Huacachina — Peru’s Pint-sized Dubai

    By Pasture Braised on May 2, 2013
    What do you get the man who has nothing, and likes it that way? An action-packed, boy toy filled day in Peru’s desert oasis, Huacachina. Coastal Peru is a total desert. With its emerald lagoon and native palm trees, Huacachina is a literal oasis. 5km from the Pisco and business center of Ica, Huacachina is many weird and wonderful things, namely southern Peru’s adventure capital and a very […]
  • Virginia is for Lovers, The Inca Trail is for Best Friends

    By Pasture Braised on April 24, 2013
    It feels so good to say this: the Inca Trail totally lives up to the hype. Even better, we got to hike the Inca Trail with two of our best friends. This photo explosion of a post is dedicated to our hard trekking, light-hearted amigos Courtney and Charlie (Catalina y Char-les), as well as our guides Manuelito and Juancito, and the superhuman Chaskis […]
  • Farms and Markets: Mercado de San Pedro, Cusco Peru

    By Pasture Braised on April 18, 2013
    Just blocks from Cusco’s elegant Plaza de Armas, Mercado de San Pedro bustles with the air of a typical Peruvian market. Vendors sell everything from salted alpaca to birthday balloons to dried mescaline.  Mercado de San Pedro is one of Cusco’s most famous, most visited markets. It’s easily accessible on foot from the city center and thrives with local shoppers and tourist voyeurs seven days […]