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June 4, 2013 Corpus Christi

by guest blogger, Kezia Huseman This past Thursday was Corpus Christi, and as it is every year, the Plaza de Armas in Cusco was alive and filled with festivity as thousands of people celebrated the Holy Host. Ironically, this year’s … Continue reading

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March 17, 2013 Carnival

by guest blogger, Kezia Huseman Many people think of Brazil when they think of Carnival, but actually it is a celebration that occurs all over the world.  Carnival is traditionally a Catholic celebration that coincides with Lent.  Historically, the Catholic … Continue reading

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December 21, 2012 So this is christmas: A look around the world

Cookies are baking, stockings are hanging and lights are twinkling. Letters for Santa are flying to the North Pole, where the jolly man is checking his list among prancing reindeer and busy little elves.  And of course, wrapped presents are … Continue reading

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September 15, 2011 Peruvian cuisine: Peru’s next best export

PC84_10_Imp1 Peruvian food is finally finding its place in the culinary spotlight. Top chefs from all over the world are gathering this week in Lima for the 4th annual Mistura Food Festival, the most important food event in all of … Continue reading

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January 15, 2011 Quinoa: Peru’s “Mother of all Grains”

Last week’s  “Morning Edition” on NPR has renewed our interest in the grain of the Incas, quinoa. The popularity of quinoa has brought about change in Bolivia where much of the crop is grown. Read the story on the NPR … Continue reading

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