Immerse in a unique experience of Peruvian gastronomy
If you have visited the city of Cusco you can attend some Peruvian cooking classes, since there are good restaurants, in whose facilities the most renowned chefs in Peru work, with them you will go to buy the ingredients to cook a typical dish like Ceviche, Lomo Saltado, Causa Limeña. Peru is South America’s premier culinary destination, home to thousands of unique and delicious recipes and ingredients.
The great gastronomic cultures deeply influenced Peruvian gastronomy. First, Andean civilizations, for thousands of years, developed various varieties of crops, such as corn, chili, and potatoes; In its different regions, most of the exotic ingredients are produced, with which the tastiest stews are prepared. The arrival of Spanish influences reinforced the Andean way of cooking by sharing techniques and recipes. And when Peru gained its independence, an influx of French and Italian chefs immigrated to Peru to establish themselves in the world of cuisine. In the ’80s, Japanese chefs did the same. Developing fine gastronomy, so much so that in the last 10 years it has been awarded the most influential awards in the world gastronomic field.
- Have you heard of the aguaymanto? What about deliciously sweet lucuma? Due to Peru’s unique climate, many fruits and vegetables are primarily found here or are at least native to this area of the world. Custard apple, for example, grows best in the Amazon cloud forests located between the Andes and the Amazon. Passion fruit, another staple fruit, is also from the Andean region and is ideal for snacks or juices.
- The land of the Incas has the privilege of having 75% of the world’s ecosystems. There are around 3,000 types of potatoes, more than 50 species of corn, about 18 varieties of quinoa and about 25 varieties of pre-Hispanic peppers, including rocoto, which were domesticated for more than 5,000 years.
- Peruvian cuisine is an important part of a trip to Peru. Complete your trips in Peru with these cooking classes or culinary workshop in Cusco. We also offer tastings of traditional Peruvian dishes and drinks! In the cooking workshops in Cusco, you will not only learn about the preparation of typical Peruvian dishes and drinks, but also about the history of the famous Peruvian cuisine.
Inclusions of this tour
VISIT TO THE LOCAL RESTAURANT PACHAPAPA
The Peruvian Cooking Classes in Cusco experience is a 3.5-hour adventure that begins and ends at your hotel in Cusco. We will pick you up at 9:30 a.m. m. and we will take you to the Pachapapa restaurant. Pachapapa is a traditional Peruvian restaurant in the San Blas neighborhood of Cusco. It is well known for its unique atmosphere, charming interior, quaint outdoor dining and live musicians. During your cooking classes, you will enjoy a live demonstration of how Andean cuisine is made and how to use the wonderful local ingredients that are the pride of your menu.
At the end of the experience, you will be able to enjoy the delicious dishes presented during the demonstration. Around 1:00 p.m. the activity ends and we will return to your hotel.
Best season to travel
The best time to visit Peru is during the dry season, between May and November, when the weather is dry and bright, with more frequent rainfall occurring between November and April.
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A unique adventure in Peruvian Cooking Classes in Cusco
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