Review: Andina London

A few weeks ago, I finally went for dinner at Andina. I’m actually a little embarrassed that it’s taken me so long, as I travel past it every day and took a Pisco Sour Masterclass there over a year ago. If you’re not familiar with it, Andina London is the second restaurant from Ceviche‘s Martin…

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New Kids on the Block: Señor Ceviche and Pachamama

Summer may be drawing to an end but there’s still plenty to be excited about; we have two more Peruvian restaurants coming to London! Peruvian food is taking the capital by storm. Just three years ago, I had but a handful of South American restaurants to review. Nowadays it’s a very different story – I…

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Don Ceviche Masterclass at Ceviche

Happy National Pisco Day!  Today is a day of celebration for Peru’s national drink, Pisco. Peru’s day of celebration also happened to coincide with my masterclass at Ceviche in Soho. A birthday present from my lovely friends, I visited Martin Morales’ flagship restaurant to learn the secrets of creating the perfect ‘Don Ceviche’, whilst sipping a…

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Meet My World Launch Party – Amantani and Andina

Peru is a country close to my heart. Ever since I spent time volunteering in the small communities outside Huancayo in the Andes, I’ve felt an emotional attachment to the children who grow up in the isolated and rural areas of Peru. I’ll never forget how eager the children were to learn and how excited…

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Pisco Sour Masterclasses at Andina

I’m a fussy cocktail drinker. When it comes to my alcoholic beverages, I prefer a sour drink to a sugary sweet concoction. So it’s no surprise that I love a good Pisco Sour. As the national cocktail of Peru, the Pisco Sour is quite unique. Pisco itself is a relatively unknown spirit; a grape brandy…

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Recipe: Aji de Gallina

There’s a common misconception that South American food is all rice and beans. Before I went there myself, I have to admit that I was expecting something similar too. But now I know better! Now, I’m blissfully aware of fresh tangy ceviche, hot meaty empanadas and creamy nutty huancaina sauce. Of course, the basics of…

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A Postcard from Lima, Peru – Eat Like a Girl

Dear followers, This post(card) needed to be shared. It comes from a well-known food blogger on the circuit “Eat Like a Girl” who recently ventured out to Peru. A Postcard from Lima, Peru is a stunning snapshot into the culinary life in Lima – a city famous for it’s cuisine, if not much else. Certainly, the highlight of…

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Look who’s popped up again…

Sñr Ceviche! Good things come to those who wait, and I have been ever so patiently awaiting the return of Peruvian pop-up legends, Sñr Ceviche! If you salivated whilst reading my previous post about sweet and sticky duck lollipops, fresh and tangy ceviche and moreish pulled pork hamburguesas, you need to get book yourselves in…

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Peruvian Cooking with Flor Arcaya de Deliot

I’ve always found that experiences are far more pleasurable than possessions. I’m the sort of person who’d far rather spend £300 pound on a trip away, than on a designer handbag, so it goes without saying that my favourite presents are experiences rather than gifts. For my birthday this year, I was given a Peruvian…

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Recipe: Sweet Soy and Sesame Chicken

A great way to jazz up left over roast chicken is to stir fry it in honey, soy sauce and sesame seeds. It makes a sweet and simple oriental dinner and goes really well with Ensalada Rusa Peruana.

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Recipe: Ensalada Rusa from Spain and Peru

I recently returned from a trip to sunny Barcelona, where I came across a familiar salad or tapa that I had come across in South America: Ensalada Rusa.  Ensalada Rusa (Russian Salad) is a potato salad dish, most commonly eaten in Spain, made with peas, carrots, peppers, olives and tuna. However, this potato salad is enjoyed all over Europe, the…

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Review: Sñr Ceviche

Pop-up restaurants have taken the capital by storm; eating at temporary, makeshift restaurants with a one-off set menu is in vogue. They usually only run for a month or two and book up fast. As quickly as they ‘pop-up’, they then disappear, before relocating to another place. Pop-ups are a great way for restaurateurs to…

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