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Paititi – Cusco, Peru

Located on the top corner of the Plaza de Armas in Cusco, Paititi boasts more than a great location and decent prices.  The small interior is a bizarre meeting of classic American Diner meets heavy Inca stone, with interesting artistic … Continue reading

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Brujas de Cachiche | Lima, Peru

I’m a sucker for traditional foods, and I like to know where I ‘m going to get the best preparation of that dish before trying it if possible.  In Peru, anticucho (beef heart) was one of the country’s plates I … Continue reading

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A Letter to Walter Bustamante Cano

Dear Walter, The smells of your kitchen intoxicate my dreams, while images of little red river prawns dance in my head each night, tempting me to return to Arequipa.  I’ve eaten crayfish before, even cooked them myself, but the flavors … Continue reading

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Inca Terraces at Moray

Not far from the Maras Salt Mines (near Cusco) lie the agricultural Inca terraces at Moray, which were re-discovered in 1932 during an expedition led by Shirppe Johnson.  Restoration work is currently being done on the terraces, and only one … Continue reading

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And Then I Ate its Brain…

No, this is not a Halloween post, I really did eat a brain – it was a little one, but still, it was a brain.  I’ve always been an adventurous eater; though this meal was probably one of the most … Continue reading

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Video | Secrets of the Plaza de Armas – Arequipa, Peru

A story, told on the rooftop of a restaurant: Walter runs a true living museum at his restaurant, Sonccollay, where he cooks in at 10,000 year old, Pre-Incan tradition.  He invites all of his guests up to the roof to … Continue reading

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Xi’an Famous Foods – New York, NY

Was there ever a time when you didn’t trust the high standing opinion of Andrew Zimmern, Anthony Bourdain, or Adam Richman?  Okay so maybe there’s some things Zimmern gets into that would give me the heeby jeebies – you know, … Continue reading

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Grillin’ Sicilian Style

That’s right, those 2 x 4s with nails sticking out of them, those are going to be used for burning down to embers and cooking over – a common practice here in Partanna.  This particular setup makes grilling in this … Continue reading

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RTW Planning | Where to Go

Here’s a quick list of the places I’d like to hit up during my 6 months away: 1. I would love to spend a month in Sicily with my family.  Ideally I would travel a bit through Italy first.  The … Continue reading

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Recipe | Maryland Blue Crabs

The first thing that I want to note is that this is best done with a bushel of crabs, a lot of beer, an entire day to dedicate to the feast…and, of course, a large group of people. Ingredients: Blue … Continue reading

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