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These are the 10 best places to eat Creole food in Lima, according to specialists

These are the 10 best places to eat Creole food in Lima, according to specialists

These are the 10 best places to eat Creole food in Lima, according to specialists

We woke up and had some tamales for breakfast; At lunchtime, they serve us a stuffed causa for starters and a chili pepper in the background; At night we went out to eat some anticuchos and rounded off with picarones. What do all these dishes have in common? They are part of the extensive Creole cuisine, preparations that we consume (daily) and are part of our palate.

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This cuisine is the result of a meeting of cultures such as Spanish and African. The inputs and techniques brought by the Europeans adapted to local products. Later, other cultures would be added, product of the immigration of the time, such as Italian, Chinese, Japanese, among others. For example, a typical Creole dish such as lomo saltado would be unthinkable without the Chinese contribution.

In the book “Dictionary of Gastronomy: Traditional Peruvian”, it is commented that when talking about Creole cuisine, it is mainly confined to Lima. But we could extend its development to the Peruvian coast. On the other hand, in the book “Bitute” it is pointed out that before being called Creole cuisine, this food was called national stews. The word “Creole” was used, especially after Independence, to exalt nationalism in cultural expressions.

Based on an Ipsos survey and demanding qualification juries, the winners of the 2022 edition of the Summum Awards, among which the establishments specialized in Creole food were recognized. What are the best restaurants in this category? Find out in the gallery.

Source: Elcomercio

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