Week 31 – How to summarize what we lived for 7 months ?! It is hard and I’m still thinking about how I will answer the question people will ask in a few days: “How was it ?!”
The most traditional dish of the island of Chiloé is the Curanto.
We were on la Tierra del Fuego, on the Chilean part, looking for a place to sleep on our way between Ushuaia and Punta Arenas. It was incredibly windy and a little bit cold and rainy…
The Caldillo de Congrio is a fish soup made with fish broth, potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, onions, fish (congrio – eel – but can also be made with other white fishes) and the Chilean spice merquén (smoked chili pepper). It is delicious!
In south Patagonia the most common product from the sea is the centolla, so called King crab. We couldn’t avoid it and were forced to taste its different cooking styles 🙂
One of the most common and delicious food in Patagonia, in both Argentina and Chile, is the Cordero asado, the grilled lam! DE-LI-CIOUS!!!
My first discovery was not really a success… I was expecting the most delicious sweet of Argentina and it was in fact a little bit…
Delicious surprise of Argentina: the medialunas!
Continuing our Peruvian food discovery, we bravely tried one of the specialities of Cusco: the beef heart skewers!
Week 7 – Before coming here, in my mind Peru was just Machu Picchu, and maybe also the strange marks of Nazca. But I didn’t know much about the country. Now, Peru means so many things to me!
How could I not speak about the Peruvian national drink! You can find it in every bars or restaurants and every guides will joke about the effect of this delicious beverage… which is in effect surprisingly strong!
The shrimp chowder, great delicacy of Arequipa, is pure happiness! In general I don’t really like seafood soups (except the fantastic clam chowder from New England!), but I absolutely fell in love with the chupe de camarones!
In Europe there is this legend about the Peruvians who eat the cute little guinea pig… Well, this is not a legend!
Week 3 – Despite its foggy winter, Lima turned out to be a wonderful relaxing stop on our way to the South.
Another gorgeous ceviche!
The Peruvian ceviche is known worldwide!
Peaceful gourmet break after a delicious afternoon of massages.