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Authentic Food Quest Peru: A Guide to Eat Your Way Authentically Through Lima & Cusco by Rosemary Kimani and Claire Rouger explores the variety of cuisines of Peru, giving readers details about the authentic dishes so that they will have a deeper appreciation of the people, place, and the culture. Exploring these local dishes will give readers a better understanding of Peru and what makes the food and country so special. Traditional foods always have a deep cultural significance and this book gives a glimpse into the rich local life that created them. The book not gives an introduction to Peruvian food, but also explores the history of how this unique gastronomy came to be.
The book is divided into three main parts: what to expect on your culinary trip to Peru, learning about authentic food in Lima and Cusco, and the top Peruvian foods and drinks that should not be missed. It is an excellent read for all travelers going to Peru as it gives an exclusive focus on the regional specialties of the place. I like the way the authors have handled the topic; methodically and extensively, making it a good book to have along with travel guides while travelling to Peru. The stories, tips, and fun facts about the regional dishes of Peru are interesting and will teach travelers to experience Peruvian cuisine like a local. The book is not only about new flavors, tastes, or textures, but is a window to the culture and people of Peru.