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Guide to Peruvian food: Ceviche

Guide to Peruvian food: Ceviche

A blog series about Peruvian food can’t get very far without mentioning ceviche! Pride of Peru? Although many Latin American countries lay claim to ceviche, I’m going to remain unashamedly biased, and uphold Peru’s claim to the dish. Gastón Acurio, from one of Lima’s top restaurants Astrid y Gastón agrees, explaining that because of Lima’s prominent position on the coast and its strategic importance as a trading base for the Spanish conquistadores, dishes like ceviche quickly spread to other Spanish colonies, and became assimilated into their own local cuisine. Although there are many variations, even…

Ceviche Cooking Class with Marisol

Ceviche Cooking Class with Marisol

Ceviche is a classic Peruvian dish is made from fresh raw fish marinated in citrus, such as lemon or lime, and spiced with ají chili peppers. Besides its luscious texture and refreshing tartness, ceviche is an essential part of Peru’s heritage and a must-try as part of any Peru culinary travel experience.Historians believe its forebear was brought to Peru by Moorish women who accompanied the Spanish conquistadors. The raw fish mix was eventually infused with native Peruvian flavors and styles. This August, Aracari’s founder Marisol popped by the Pittsburgh office of our friends…