Peru: World’s Leading Culinary Destination 2017

World's Leading Culinary Destination

Peru named the World’s Leading Culinary Destination 2017

There has been much talk about Peru being the “gastronomic capital of South America” and an emerging destination for foodies and chefs alike.  People from all over the world visit Peru to taste for themselves and see how the country’s culinary offerings stand up against those of other cities.  World Travel Awards, a company that serves to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the global travel and tourism industry, recently did just that. Up against countries like Thailand, Spain, and Japan, Peru was victorious and named the 2017 World’s Leading Culinary Destination.

Wealth of ingredients and climates

This distinction is just further proof of one thing: the food in Peru is pretty darn good!  The country is blessed with a myriad of natural resources perfect for cooking, ranging from the excellent seafood on the coast to the vegetables and potatoes of the highlands to the exquisite and unique ingredients found throughout the Amazon.  In addition to the variety of ingredients, the fusion of cultures and styles of cooking throughout the country makes for a very interesting culinary landscape.  Spanish, Chinese, Japanese and many other cultures have infused different flavors, ingredients, and styles into Peruvian cuisine resulting in wonderful mesh of flavors and dishes.

Fusion cuisine

The result of Peru’s combination of excellent ingredients and fusion of styles and flavors is a modern culinary scene that is gaining more and more recognition across the globe.  This award and distinction just further exemplifies that.  However, the only way to really experience this is with a visit to Peru.


Read Aracari’s Peru with Flavor Culinary trip


Culinary Tour Peru

Interested in a culinary travel to Peru? Aracari specializes in designing private, tailormade culinary tour Peru experiences. From visiting colorful markets with a top chef, to being cooked for by a celebrity chef in their gourmet restaurant’s kitchen workshop, to tasting traditional cooking methods like a Pachamanca lunch in the heart of the Sacred Valley, we tailor activities for foodies to take in the highlights of Peru and savor the best culinary experiences in the country.

Download Aracari’s free Peru Culinary Travel Guide today.

Related Post

A Gourmet Experience at Casa Aliaga in the midst of Colonial Lima It was on a Thursday evening that my colleagues Mark, Maria Julia and I found ourselves walking along the Jirón de la Unión in the center of Lima, loo...
An Andean Pachamanca Lunch On a recent visit to the Sacred Valley, I had the pleasure of participating in and enjoying a Pachamanca Lunch at El Albergue's Organic Farm at the ed...
Replicating Peruvian Cuisine abroad: Two New Restaurants in Europe Discover this peruvian restaurants. Delicious! Peruvian food is on the march! As recently reported in UK newspaper The Independent Peruvian cuisine i...
Arequipa’s Pisco Route Pisco is Peru’s national spirit and has been an integral element to Peruvian life and culture for more than 400 years. Outside the city of Arequipa, i...
Your Guide To Must-Try Chifa Restaurants In Lima If you’re going to experience the full range of cuisine Peru has to offer, one thing you must try is chifa, also known as Peruvian-Chinese cuisine. Ch...
Peru Food Scene in the Press The Washington Post shares an interesting article about Peru's ever growing popularity on the international food scene. Here we share excerpts from th...