Lima foodie tour, Peru

Over the last decade or so, Peru has rightly become recognised as one of the best spots in the world for foodies. This culinary boom is thanks to a melting pot of the country’s multicultural heritage and enviable biodiversity. The coast, mountains and jungle environments all offer their own gastronomy traditions and produce. From quinoa to yucca roots and over 2,500 varieties of potatoes – Peru is the place to learn how to cook!

On this tour you’ll meet your bilingual guide and head to Surquillo Market, one of the best markets for food in all of Lima. Here you’ll be able to peruse a huge selection of local produce including fruit, vegetables, meat and fish. It’s a particularly awesome spot for seafood which you can buy prepared pretty inexpensively.

Once you’ve finished picking up your produce you’ll attend a cooking class where you’ll learn how to prepare some classic Peruvian drinks and dishes on your own. Depending on the day you might learn how to whip up the perfect Pisco sour or perhaps you’ll plate up a tantalising dish of ceviche. Potato lovers will be a huge fan of Papas a la Huancaina (potatoes in a cheesy sauce) and the adventurous among you might like to try Cuy (Guinea Pig). After you’ve cooked up a storm it’s time to sit down and tuck in with your fellow chefs. Enjoy!

Highlights

  • Shop for vibrant local produce

  • Tuck into a delicious Peruvian meal at a group cookery class

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I’m a landscape buff, so love Peru for its combination of deserts, snow-capped Andes and Amazon jungle. I’ll never forget experiencing sunrise at Machu Picchu – I climbed 3,000 steps in the dark to get there in time, but the colours of the morning light were definitely worth it!

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