Peru: Recipe for Papa a la Huancaína

10262178_744512732293468_1356980109194298924_nPapa a la Huancaína is a Peruvian salad with boiled potatoes in a spicy, creamy sauce. It is an appetizer that I first got an opportunity to taste when my sister(mi hermana) from church brought it one Sunday afternoon and then my second time was at a holiday party.  See the recipe.  -Crystal Johnson, MCCN Editor

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http://www.pbs.org/food/fresh-tastes/papa-a-la-huancaina/

A Vegetarian Twist on Peruvian cuisine

Peru Delights, offers a vegetarian alternative – in English – for those with an affinity for new sensations, but who may not like the strong flavors and meat-centric style of many Peruvian dishes.

“We actually cook all the dishes,” said Escardó, who started Peru Delights back in April with her mother, Morena Cuadra (“Morena” means either “brunette” or “dark-skinned” in Spanish). “We really want to make sure that it’s actually possible to cook them. If I can’t do it on the first try, we fix the recipe immediately.”

Cuadra, a former Nicaraguan beauty queen turned journalist, chef, and wine expert, moved to Peru some decades ago. After marrying Escardó’s father, a famed Peruvian magazine publisher, Cuadra started the short-lived cuisine outlet Cocina, Arte y Estilo in 2001, whose extensive photo catalog and contents remained unused for a long time after the magazine was closed. arroz tapado (READ MORE)

Up Close & Personal with Director Peter Bratt

See part one of the  Interview with Peter Bratt(Click Here).  He talks about his cultural background and intra-racial discrimination.