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What to Eat (+ Do) in Quito, Ecuador

January 4, 2022
A table spread with corvina frita and other Ecuadorian foods in Quito, Ecuador.

Quito may be high in altitude, but it should also be high on your travel wish list! Here’s a cheat sheet to Ecuador’s unmissable capital city: what to do, see, and eat in beautiful, bustling Quito. Ecuador is one of the world’s most ecologically diverse countries, and at its heart is the thrumming capital city of Quito, where business, transport, culture, history, and incredible regional food collide. Founded…

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Recipes From Afar: Tallarines Verdes (Peruvian Pesto Noodles)

January 19, 2017

Pesto is big in our house. Huge. Pesto with pine nuts, pesto with walnuts. Traditional basil pesto, kale pesto, radish leaf pesto. We love it; our kids love it. It’s probably the best way I know to serve fistfuls of raw greens to unsuspecting toddlers.

But then I was introduced to a new kind of pesto: Peruvian pesto. Well, technically it’s called tallarines verdes, or green noodles, a nod…

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5 Peruvian Dishes Not to Miss

October 24, 2012

Peruvians love to talk about their favorite foods, reminiscing about a home-cooked birthday feast or a strange dish enjoyed on a school trip years ago. The country encompasses a surprising variety of climates, from the Amazon jungle to the Andes mountains, and any resident will rattle off with gusto the typical dishes from his or her region. Though today many platos tipicos can be enjoyed all over Peru,…