'Peruvian' on Serious Eats

Peruvian Party Food: How I Dug Into Pachamanca

You've seen the concept before: a New England clam bake, a Hawaiian luau, Mexican pit-cooked barbacoa. In Peru, it's all about the pachamanca, which means "earth oven" and translates to a big hole dug in the ground that cooks up an entire meal—the most delicious thing I've had all year. More

Bar Eats: Raymi

Peruvian cooking, shaped over centuries by Spanish, Japanese and Chinese influences and native Andean roots, has a new haute home in Raymi, a cavernous restaurant and bar featuring modern interpretations of this multicultural cuisine. More

The Food Lab: Peruvian-Style Whole Grilled Chicken

When it comes to Peruvian roast chicken—I'm talking the kind served at places like the Pio Pio mini chain—it's all about that green sauce, right? I mean, sure, the tender chicken, kissed with the smoke of a live fire and a hint of spices and garlic is pretty damn good on its own, but it's that green sauce—spicy, tangy, and cooling—that keeps us coming back for more, right? Here's how to make'em both. More

Peruvian Style Grilled Chicken With Green Sauce

This Peruvian Style Grilled Chicken is a recipe I back-hacked from the awesome chicken and green sauce they serve at Pio Pio in NYC. The basics are simple: butterflied chicken with a vinegar and spice rub gets slow-cooked on the grill, followed by a quick stay directly over the coals to crisp the skin. It comes out tender and juicy and goes perfectly with a simple spicy and cream sauce made with jalapeños and aji amarillo peppers. More

NYC Food Trucks: Morocho Makes a Mean Fusion Burger

The Poor Man's Burger from Morocho is an all-around excellent hamburger, from the beef to the toppings to the look it evokes in those who enjoy it. Unlike many New York trucks, Morocho doesn't tout its sourced ingredients or special blend. Instead, chef Miguel Samanez simply does everything right and lets the quality ingredients, including some ultra fresh veggies, speak for themselves. More

Spice Hunting: Black Mint

There's loads of mint varieties out there. We're familiar with some of them: peppermint, spearmint, apple mint. Others are more obscure, oddities like horse mint, corn mint, marsh mint. This is one of my favorites. Meet the curiously strong black mint. It's the mint you never knew you needed. More

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