Pisco Trail

Welcome to Pisco Trail, my blog about Peruvian cuisine, Pisco cocktails, and stories that are a gastronomical tour of Peru’s criollo cuisine — a 500 year fusion of Inca, Spanish, African, Chinese, and Japanese cultures.

Made from grapes, Pisco is the oldest distilled spirit in the Americas and was first produced 400 years ago in the Ica Valley of Peru. Pisco is also the name of a port in Ica, and in Quechua, Pisco means “little bird.”

Pisco Trail refers to the roads connecting all the Pisco distilleries in the Ica Valley, but it also refers to Pisco’s journey to California during the Gold Rush, and to my personal journey from Peru to San Francisco.

For my blog, I cook the dishes, make the cocktails, write recipes, take photographs, and write narrative. All with the goal of sharing Peruvian culture with you.

I invite you to visit my calendar of upcoming pop-up dinners and classes, explore traditional Peruvian recipes or original Pisco cocktails, and follow Pisco Trail on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.