Cooking Class

Last Monday my friend Rosa and I went to a Peruvian cooking class.  It was at a Peruvian young mom’s apartment not far from our place.  She was a trader along with her husband for years but stays home now and took up cooking.  Along with Rosa and I, the other attendees were another mom from Mexico and a young mom/doctor born in Somalia but raised in Dubai.  Neat group of ladies.  It was in Spanish and English so I had to make sure I was getting the translation right.  We actually sat at a table in the corner of the kitchen and she cooked at the counter next to it so we could watch.  After looking at the menu, Rosa agreed that the real true Peruvian recipe was the soup.  The other recipes could be found other places.  But, it didn’t matter because it was fun and the food was delicious.  I was wondering if you think someone could do this at their house where you live?  It was 15,000 pesos which is approximately $30 ( a little less).

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So, the menu was the following:

Tequenos Rellenos de Poro con Salsa de Maracuya y Aji – These were made of wanton wrappers with a leak and cream cheese filling.  The salsa was delicious with ingredients such as red pepper paste, passion fruit, and dijon mustard.

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Aquadita de Pavo- This is the Peruvian hangover soup.  At least that’s what they said.  When people are out partying they want to eat this after.  It was delicious.  Some of its ingredients were turkey, cilantro, and these buttery yellow potatoes they love here.  Yum!IMG_3115

Risotto de Champignones Perfumado con Aceite de Trufa- This is a mushroom risotto with truffle oil.  It was good and rich with butter, cream, parmesan, truffle oil, etc.  IMG_3123

Cake de Zanahoria con Frosting de Quesa Crema- you could figure this out.  Carrot cake with cream cheese frosting.  I was surprised with this cake since it is popular at home.  IMG_3122

It was over after about 2.5 hours.  I enjoyed getting to meet other the other ladies.  Here is a picture of me and the professora.  Rosa and I are looking to do some other classes before I leave.  If we do, I’ll let you know.  Time is ticking down for our stay……IMG_3128

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