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Peruvian Independence Day Dinner

Peruvian Independence Day Dinner in NOLA and SF

Last Saturday July 28 was Peruvian Independence Day and I celebrated by cooking a 4-course dinner at Carmo Cafe in New Orleans. And a few days later, on Tuesday July 31, I prepared a similar 3-course menu at 18 Reasons in San Francisco. And though cooking for over 70 people in two cities required more planning and time in the… Read more →

With Days, and Cooking Pots, We Will Triumph

190 years ago, on July 28, 1821, Peru declared its independence from Spain. And history books will tell you that Jose de San Martin, the Argentine born general, played an instrumental role. But recently, I discovered a story in the Peruvian Traditions by Ricardo Palma, that narrates how San Martin was able to triumph without having to go into battle.… Read more →