If you happen to be travelling in Peru in September we highly recommend the 8th edition of the ten-day Mistura Food Festival in Lima and the biggest food festival in South America. A wonderful mistura of Peru’s diverse culinary landscape, highlighting what is one of the world’s great but largely undiscovered cuisines. If you consider yourself a foodie, this is the place to be.
Peru can be roughly split into three different culinary areas – the highlands and Andes, the coastal region and the Amazon. Each has its own distinct set of flavours only made more varied by the introduction of Japanese, Chinese, African and other communities that have played their part in the evolution of Peruvian cuisine. If this is your first time to Peru, there is no better a starting point to get a good hold over the different food the country has to offer. On top of the more common (but nonetheless delicious) ceviches and pisco sours, there is plenty more to get your teeth stuck into.
Held in Exposition Park, the festival is expecting around a half a million people to visit including many top chefs from around the world. It is open each day from 9am until 11pm. This year it runs from the 4-13 September 2015. For more information visit mistura.pe.
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