This incredibly diverse country can be divided into three main geographical areas, the mountains, the beach and the rainforest. What may be seen as a new culinary hotspot has a rich culture of food that thrives on the diverse agriculture and inhabitants dating back centuries. With a country that has 28 of the 32 world climates, nearly everything grows in Peru - including over 3,000 kinds of potatoes! Dive into this incredible country, plate first, to learn Ceviche, Arroz con Pollo, Causa, and more.
Pack up, it's time to head to Peru! If you're in for seafood this class is for you. Learn how to make two types of Ceviche, traditional Nikkei Ceviche, Mushroom Ceviche, plus the traditional Causa - a fabulous layered potato filled with tuna and avocado.
Considered one of Peru's most loved dishes, Lomo Saltado, is considered a "must have" when travelling to Peru. In this class you'll learn about the fascinating history of Peru and China, and their culinary combination, known as "Chifa." Beef Stirfry, served with Tacu Tacu (beans and rice topped with a plantain and egg) and a fresh onion salad - there's is no doubt, this menu will elevate your night-in.
EMPANADAS THREE WAYS
There is a reason why empanadas are eaten throughout the day across Peru. Golden pockets of flakey deliciousness, filled with a fragrant and flavourful filling… You’ll be hard pressed to just eat one! Good thing that in this class you’ll learn how to make three-traditional and popular variations of these baked little savoury pies. Perfect for a midday snack, dinner, or an impromptu appetizer for unexpected guests!
Peru is a country with incredibly diverse landscapes and microclimates and it’s because of this that it is also home to a long list of mighty, nutrient dense products more commonly known as superfoods. In this vegetarian class we explore quinoa and all the different ways you can use it. Known as the “gold of the Incas”, in this class you’ll learn how to incorporate quinoa into a breakfast drink, a hearty soup and perfect-for-any-weeknight stir-fry.
ARROZ CON POLLO
In this epic class, you'll master the Peruvian staple, Arroz con Pollo. Arroz con Pollo, is a dish as old as the 1900´s that has evolved over time. Your chef will teach you how the fusion of flavors can take chicken, rice and potatoes to another level.
VISIT THE AMAZON
Immerse yourself into the Amazonian flavours of Peru. Get to know the Chinese influence on this culture and cuisine as you indulge your palate with the taste of umami. You’ll accomplish this by making three dishes: Amazonian Chaufa, a dish that will change your definition of fried rice; a sweet and savory, cheesy Baked Plantain; and last, but definitely not least, a refreshing Heart of Palm Salad. Get your kitchen ready, because we’re heading to the jungles of Peru!
SAN JUAN PARTY
From the jungles of Peru comes Chicken Juane, the centerpiece of this 3-dish meal. Made up of simple ingredients - chicken, hard-boiled eggs, olives, and rice - this isn’t your traditional chicken dish. Spices like turmeric and cumin will bring this mouth-watering meal to life, while the unique preparation method and final presentation will bring the party to the table! Each final dish looks like a gift just waiting to be unwrapped.
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