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…

Mo-Chica

The special tasting menu featured on Tuesdays at Mo-Chica encouraged me to gather a group of friends to experience Chef Ricardo Zarate’s Peruvian cuisine. We sat in the back room of the restaurant admiring the vibrant red walls with the words “Mo-Chica” in big letters. A hip-looking llama by famed local graffiti artist Kozem enhances…