Culinary Treasures of the Amazon

published 7 years ago by Videos from The Culinary Institute of America

On the eastern slopes of the Andes is a Peru that few people know. Far from the bustling streets of the capital, the vast Amazonian jungle teems with tropical fruits, vegetables, herbs and spices that remain to be discovered. Botanists say that this lush, remote paradise contains more than 500 types of fruit, most of which never make it to Lima’s markets. At Malabar restaurant in Lima, chef Pedro Miguel Schiaffino has made it his mission to introduce Peruvians to the Amazon’s wealth of ingredients. For recipes, visit  

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