Peruvian Ceviche is Not Mexican Ceviche

Pervuain ceviche

I don't know if I was ever more disappointed in myself than when I realized that I'd never cooked ceviche before... ...because goodness knows I've eaten more than my fair share. I basically had it every other day for two months in Lima, Peru and almost order it (and am … [Read more...]

La Mar Restaurant: A Peruvian Expat in San Francisco


La Mar is the bay outpost of Gaston Acurio's cevicheria in Lima, Peru. I fell in love with the open-air restaurant in a quiet area of Miraflores when I was there two years ago. The corvhina traditional ceviche with braised sweet potato and pale, large corn and a simple, perfectly … [Read more...]

“Cheat the Seasons in Lima” – Article in the Montreal Gazette

cheat the seasons in lima, peru

I'm back in the Montreal Gazette this week with a travel feature on Lima, Peru. Read all about food markets with walls of dried chilies and exotic fruit, heaps of linens, extreme bus tours up rail-less mountains, spiced potato and shrimp causa and ceviche, plus when to go and … [Read more...]