Frommer’s travel guide picked Lima, Peru as its Top Food & Drink Destination of 2012.
In its recommendation Frommer’s wrote: “Lima\‘s cultural miscegenation — a rich stew of Spanish, African, Chinese and Japanese — is reflected in its culinary fusion. Limeño cuisine encompasses spicy creole dishes, Nikkei (2nd-generation Japanese), and chifa (a Peruvian twist on Chinese).”
Frommer’s pick is no surprise to those who have witnessed Peru’s increasing exposure abroad.
Earlier this year, renowned Peruvian chef Gaston Acurio opened his newest venture, La Mar, in New York – adding to his existing 34 restaurants in Latin America and Spain.
Porfolio.com hailed Acurio as the next Superchef back in 2008, declaring him as the "most famous chef you\‘ve never heard of."
Earlier this month a documentary about Peruvian cuisine, ‘Mistura, The Power of Food’, won Best Short Film at this year’s NYC Food and Film Festival.
The film has also won Best Short Foreign Documentary at the Hollywood International Family Film Festival and Best Short Documentary at the NYLA International Film Festival this year.
The documentary centers on Mistura, a food festival that takes place in Lima every year and features a variety of different foods from across the country.
This year 361,700 people attended Mistura, over 9 days.