At Peru you see both ancient culture and modern life. Once it was the center of the large Inca Empire. The citadel of Machu Picchu is an icon. You can get there by the Inca-trail. The famous four-day walk across the mountains. Cities like the capital Lima are modern. Here you find superb museums, fashion and nightlife.
Culture of Peru
With the Spanish invasion at the 16th century, Spanish language set foot in Peru. Spanish is still the official language. Also the Catholic religion was brought in by the Spanish. In addition to European influences, with the migration of Nothern American, African and eastern people Peru became a multi-ethnic nation. The current population is over 30 million people. Urban areas are most popular to live in.
Food in Peru
Peruvian cuisine is the most divers in the world. Blending Amerindian, Spanish, African and Eastern food and cooking styles. There is not one typical Peruvian dish. Rather hundreds of them. Main dishes, but also soups and desserts.
Cheese is a common part of the food. For example in ‘locro de zapallo’. This is a veggie dish with pumpkin and cheese. Also ‘Aji de Gallina’ contains cheese. This is chicken stew with cheese sauce.
ResiRest at Peru
Meet the Peruvian people and taste the food yourself. By homedining you ‘meet & eat’ with locals at their own homes. Your trip is not complete without this taste of true local culture. Therefor take a look at our free mobile app. Check the availability and book the menu you like.
Together with the Mamita Alice Foundation we created a network of reliable and hospitable local cooks. We hope to welcome you soon in Lima, Cusco, or Arequipa!