A New Season for Fruit Rolls Around

Arnold Fernandez Coraza

Small Pear Fruit from Cuzco's Sacred Valley

Small Pear Fruit from Cuzco’s Sacred Valley

As we all know, the city of Cuzco has its various seasons for fruit. Some fruit is always found, even though it is more abundant and fresher in its season, while some only becomes available when its season rolls around.

The fruit you can find year round in our markets is apples, oranges, grapes, bananas, and papayas. This is the fruit that is brought year round for our caseras, our fruit vendors, to sell in the market every day. You can find them whenever you wish. Read the rest of this entry

Summer Delights in Peru

Walter Coraza Morveli

It is summer in Peru and this summer is already the bomb, especially when accompanied by foods typical of Peruvian gastronomy.

Here are some of the plates you should not miss this summer.  It is the perfect season to enjoy the best on these days of sunshine, beach and sand on the coast, and sun, rain and beauty in the highlands. Read the rest of this entry

San Sebastian’s Octave Thrilled All

Dancing in the Feast

Dancing in the Feast

On a sunny day yesterday, St Sebastian Neighborhood celebrated the octave, the eighth day, of its popular fiesta .  It included beautiful typical dances, sonorous bands, and traditional food in honor to their Patron Sebastian.

People got enchanted with this fiesta. Everybody enjoyed it much and had fun. Now they rest until next year.

These pictures will show you how it was celebrated. Enjoy them. Read the rest of this entry

Peruvians and Peruvian Food in the United States

Incas food yellow aji

Inca’s Food yellow aji

David Knowlton

Peruvian food claims ever more recognition in the United States, but there is an unsung melody in this operatic ascent. Those notes are the story of Peruvian immigration to the US and the development of supply chains to meet the immigrant’s demands for food from their home country as well as restaurants to satisfy their palates and make them feel at home in a strange place.

A bit more than a week ago, I went to the airport to receive two young men from Cuzco who have been working in the US for the last five months as part of an international program.  As I was driving them around Salt Lake City, at dusk, we happened to pass a Peruvian grocery store named La Pequeñita.  I mentioned it to them and could tell by the sudden light that came into their faces they wanted to see it. Read the rest of this entry

Mixtura on Saturdays in Cuzco

Brayan Coraza Morveli

Guinea Pig, Tortillas, and More in Wanchaq

Guinea Pig, Tortillas, and More in Wanchaq

Every Saturday Cuzco opens fairs and markets in various places of the city. There, people can buy all kinds of products and things to take home. You will find a wide variety of stuff, from plants to articles for the kitchen.

The Tupac Amaru Fair is perhaps the most well known in Cuzco. It takes its name from its location on the Plaza of Tupac Amaru in the Wanchaq District. Every Saturday this fair fills with people who seek something they need for their home. Read the rest of this entry

Cuzco the Magestic Won Honors

Cuzco from Its Mountains (Walter Coraza Morveli)

City of Cuzco from Its Mountains (Walter Coraza Morveli)

The Imperial City of Cusco was lauded recently by Trip Advisor.  The influential website named it the second best destination in South America, following Buenos Aires, in its 2014 Traveler’s Choice Awards.  It stated:

<<The majestic city and region of the Incas also won recognition for six hotels of the top twenty-five hotels in South America.  More importantly two of its hotels received recognition and honors as the fifth and tenth best hotels of the top twenty-five in the world>> Read the rest of this entry

Values of Quechua in Cuzco

Arnold Fernandez Coraza

The traditional language of the City of Cuzco was Quechua. With the arrival of the Spanish everything changed. Now, thanks to the fact that they conquered us, the majority of the people of our city speak Castillian Spanish.

In the towns and countryside people still maintain the Quechua language. All the rural people, campesinos, speak this language and manage to communicate in it with others in their surroundings. They say that in every place Quechua is different.

It is a difficult language, and a hard one to pronounce. You have to speak with force to be able to say all the words. Only the people who were born in the towns and communities and those who studied hard can decipher this language and pronounce it as it should be. Read the rest of this entry

Fiesta of St Sebastian Fiesta in Cuzco

Siqlla Dancer Doing a Goog Performance

Siqlla Dancer in a Good Performance

Walter Coraza Morveli

Every 20th of January there is a big celebration in Cuzco, Everybody calls it the fiesta of San Sebastian. It is the anniversary of one the most traditional District of Cuzco where people celebrate it with a deep passion.

Faith, music, dances, food, and a rich culture make you live three days of Fiesta that you do not forget. The thing is you do not get drunk if you want to spend the rest of the day there. People are so friendly. They always share; it could be beer, food, and more because the fiesta is sharing. Read the rest of this entry

San Sebastian’s Famous Pear Soup Delights All

Brayan Coraza Morveli

Chupe de Peras or Kapchi de Peras, One of the Famous Dish of St Sebastian

Chupe de Peras or Kapchi de Peras, One of the Famous Dish of St Sebastian

San Sebastian, a District of the City of Cuzco, is in fiesta during the month of January. Its celebration includes dance troupes, bands, and food, of course. All of this is offered in honor of its patron saint, St. Sebastian. The holy figure makes a procession through the district in the company of all the dance troupes as well as the people of the district and elsewhere in Cusco. Read the rest of this entry

The Fiesta of St.Sebastian Breaks out in Cuzco

Cuzco's St.Sebastian Anniversary

Cuzco’s St.Sebastian Anniversary

Walter Coraza Morveli

Cuzco’s San Sebastian District, one of the classic neighborhoods of the city, is all dressed up for a fiesta. Today, the 20th of January, every year it celebrates its Saint’s Day and anniversary. All of January is an important month for its population, filled with much religious faith in honor of Saint Sebastian. Peru’s National Institute of Culture has declared the feast Cultural Patrimony (Heritage) of the Country. Read the rest of this entry

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