Recipe: Pollo Saltado

South American food can change from country to country. Each country has their own signature dish: Argentinian steaks, Bolivian stews, Brazilian dumplings, Peruvian ceviche. Yet there are some traditional dishes that are not confined to the national borders and can be found all over the continent. Lomo saltado is one of those dishes. This classic…

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The South American Superfood: Quinoa

Quinoa is a recently rediscovered pulse which is commonly found in Peru and Bolivia, and can be dated back to the Incas. Quinoa (pronounced keen-wah) was considered by the Incas as a sacred ‘gold’, with the emperor sowing the first seeds of the season. In Peru and Bolivia, quinoa is commonly used in soups and…

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The Unconventional Cake

Anyone who’s been to Latin America, will know how much the people LOVE their cake. Throughout Argentina, Bolivia and Peru, we were amazed at how many cake shops or panaderias┬álined the streets, and how integral sweets are to South American food. In Argentina dulce de leche cakes and ice cream ruled the desserts; in Bolivia,┬ácakes…

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Dear Santa…

Christmas is almost here, and don’t we all know it! I’m just about to leave the house for shopping trip #3, when I got distracted by finding something to add to my own list… A very kind Machu Kitchen fan, messaged me with a link to the South Devon Chilli Farm‘s shop, where they sell…AJI…

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Serious lack of South America…

It’s been too long since I’ve gone wild in the kitchen. I’ve been in London, starting a very important work placement at a big magazine. It’s an exciting time, but I can’t help feeling slightly resentful of the lack of South American food in my life! I haven’t been able to experiment with recipes for…

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Confession of a Foodie

“Steph, are you actually going to eat that, or just take photos of it?” We’re sitting in a restaurant, in Lima, Peru and our food has just arrived, and quickly switch to the ‘food setting’ on my Panasonic Lumix. My poor friend is sharing the most elaborate and colourful-looking ceviche platter with me, but has…

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