Tag Archive for Mario Vargas Llosa

Conchitas a la Parmesana

Conchitas a la Parmesana, or broiled scallops with a parmesan gratin, was one of my grandmother’s specialties. As a little boy, I was not very fond of seafood, but put melted cheese on top and I’ll ask for seconds. Today, I enjoy this dish as an appetizer both for the seafood taste and for the added flavor of the drops… Read more →

Spicy Epiphany

At a dinner party I hosted in San Francisco, I prepared my favorite Peruvian dish, Aji de Gallina., and after a ¡Buen Provecho!, one of my guests took a bite and started to cry. Tears of joy, they said. I responded with a smile and shared the story of my first taste of Aji de Gallina, at another candlelit dinner… Read more →