Peru is a Foodies Paradise

Visiting Peru over the summer, I discovered the indigenous Inca people were agriculturists who introduced four staples into the world – potatoes, corn, beans and quinoa. Potatoes are native to the Andes Mountains. It was a staple food of the Incas. The Inca civilization was the largest Pre-Columbian civilization in the Americas with its capital city…

Once – Better Than A 10!

Following chef Ricardo Zarate, one of my favorite Los Angeles chefs, has been an exhilarating culinary adventure. I first met the three-time James Beard Foundation award nominee at his spirited, urban Peruvian restaurant, Mo-Chica. He followed that success by opening Picca, near Century City, and Paiche, in Marina del Rey, introducing pleasing South American cuisine…