Cause for a Causa

One of the most appealing and attractive Peruvian classics is Causa Rellena : a medium-sized appetizer made from layers of potato (of course!), avocado and various fillings. It’s a simple and tasty dish, that you will often find in a delicatessen-style café and on Peruvian menus. There are many variations of Causa, with vegetarian, tuna or chicken the…

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The Peruvian Pepper Problem

I’ve recently been researching Peruvian recipes to try out at home. This includes some of the greats: Causa Rellena, Aji de Gallina and Ceviche. I got myself all excited and can’t wait to start. But I have noticed that there is one predominant Peruvian ingredient in almost every recipe, which is very hard to find… Aji amarillo. …

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