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Peru 2022

19-26 February 2022

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Peru: Inca temples, colonial mansions, and modern gastronomy.

Peru is a land of aguahe and black corn, shamanic rituals and surf contests, pre-Columbian pottery and world-famous folklore. We will unwind centuries of Peruvian history like a thread with an Incan kipu, a knotted letter. From the fertile lands of the Sacred Valley to the temples of Machu Picchu lost in the Andes, from the capital of the ancient empire of 10 million, Cusco, to the “city of kings” Lima, which began the Spanish march across the west of South America. We will see how thousands of years of Indian agro-laboratories influenced Peru’s modern gastronomy and its unprecedented flourishing, and find out what the Chinese, Japanese and Italians have brought to traditional dishes of this country. Enjoy the view of the Urubamba River winding through the mountains from the window of a luxury “Pullman train,” on which aristocrats traveled in the 1920s, and taste the pisco-sauer in a bar overlooking the Pacific Ocean. [a] We’ll explore the peculiarities of Moche and Nazca ceramics and take home an experience as vivid as an alpaca poncho.

Peru is one of the main destinations of gastronomic tourism. There are 28 climatic zones, hundreds of species of autochthonous fruits and vegetables and countless traditional recipes. Lima, the capital of Peru, is awarded with a scattering of Michelin stars and is ready to compete with Copenhagen for the title of the capital of high cuisine. We will visit two of the city’s most important restaurants, Central and Maido.

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Peru is one of the main destinations of gastronomic tourism. There are 28 climatic zones, hundreds of species of autochthonous fruits and vegetables and countless traditional recipes. Lima, the capital of Peru, is awarded with a scattering of Michelin stars and is ready to compete with Copenhagen for the title of the capital of high cuisine. We will visit two of the city’s most important restaurants, Central and Maido.

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WE WILL DISCOVER:

— how the Incas built greenhouse terraces on mountain slopes and created breeding centers;
— why the rectangular stone intiwatana was considered the chief advisor of the shamans in Machu Picchu;
— what the antara flute sings about, and how the tune “Flight of the Condor” became the national treasure of Peru;
— how many Michelin stars are shared by Lima’s restaurants and why this city is called the gastronomic capital of South America.