Private Peruvian Market Tour and Cooking Lesson with a Local Family in Lima

Private Peruvian Market Tour and Cooking Lesson with a Local Family in Lima
Food, Wine & Nightlife > Cooking Classes > Cooking Class
$76
Duration: 4 hours
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Description

You will meet your host Cinthia at her home and drive to the Mercado El Eden market together. The market is bright, colorful and bustling with activity. Cinthia will introduce you to seasonal Peruvian ingredients, some of which will be very new to you. She will teach you all about these local ingredients and how they are used in Peruvian cuisine. You will also learn about the history behind the country's diverse cooking styles as you pick up a few ingredients you will learn to cook with later.

After the market tour, you will join Cinthia and a few other family members in her large, open kitchen that is perfect for a hands-on cooking class! Discover traditional Peruvian culture and cuisine as you learn to prepare an authentic Peruvian meal with this local and her family. You will learn to prepare two Peruvian dishes from scratch that you will later share at the family's dining table.

The cooking portion of the experience will last for about 1-2 hours and is a wonderful opportunity to experience Peru from a local's point of view. Cinthia is very eager to share her Peruvian culture through its food history and this private Peruvian culinary adventure will be an experience you'll cherish long after you've left this wonderful country!

Cinthia is an English translator by profession and the one thing she enjoys most about her job is getting to know people from different cultures. She learned to cook at home from her family, who will also join you during your experience. Cinthia’s cousin is actually a professional chef and will join her whenever she is available - it is a delight to watch her in the kitchen, demonstrating her cooking skills! One of the best things about the experience with Cinthia is that it is a family affair and her extended family joins in the merriment! 

Cinthia lives in a beautiful, luxurious house in a gated community, not too far away from the main tourist area that is easily accessible by taxi or Uber. After you enjoy a welcome drink and chat with the family you will begin your cooking adventure. You'll have the opportunity to try authentic dishes that locals eat on a daily basis. A few dishes that you might try are lomo saltado (a popular, traditional Peruvian dish of stir-fried marinated strips of sirloin with onions, tomatoes, french fries, typically served with rice), causa rellena (a layered potato and chicken dish) and lucuma caramel (caramel pudding).

You will meet your host Cinthia at her home and drive to the Mercado El Eden market together. The market is bright, colorful and bustling with activity. Cinthia will introduce you to seasonal Peruvian ingredients, some of which will be very new to you. She will teach you all about these local ingredients and how they are used in Peruvian cuisine. You will also learn about the history behind the country's diverse cooking styles as you pick up a few ingredients you will learn to cook with later.

After the market tour, you will join Cinthia and a few other family members in her large, open kitchen that is perfect for a hands-on cooking class! Discover traditional Peruvian culture and cuisine as you learn to prepare an authentic Peruvian meal with this local and her family. You will learn to prepare two Peruvian dishes from scratch that you will later share at the family's dining table.