Featured Post by Magellan's Travel Contributor & Travel Photojournalist, Ron Stern a.k.a. The Global Gumshoe.
A prized possession of the Spanish colonies, Lima was the wealthiest city in the Americas for three centuries, and is unmistakably a historical Valentine's retreat. Its historic downtown was given Unesco World Heritage status in 1991. I spent a pleasant afternoon in the city center, sampling local foods, admiring the various styles of colonial and baroque architecture and popping into churches to view some of the local religious history. I certainly found amor in the Andes.
Lima’s many accolades include its title as the undisputed culinary capital of the Americas. Peruvians embrace their multicultural past by incorporating foods from the various groups that have migrated here – the Spanish, South African, Italian, and Chinese.
Topping the list of most loved favorites would be ceviche, a blend of fresh raw fish, lemon or lime juice, onions, and spices. Next would be Lomo Saltado, prepared with marinated sirloin, onions and spices in a tasty sauce and served with rice or fried potatoes. Continue reading