Three years ago today, Kris and I were leaving the Amazon city of Iquitos and traveling to Cusco, Peru. We were covered in mosquito bites and filled with one of the most amazing landscapes we have ever seen – a forest pulsing with life.
We feasted on a huge dinner at a restaurant in Iquitos – it was a goodbye dinner for the small eco-tour group that we traveled with, and I have wonderful memories of my time there…
With the thoughts of Peru in our heads (and musings about a return trip to the Amazon…), and the help of the new cookbook, Viva Vegan!: 200 Authentic and Fabulous Recipes for Latin Food Lovers (full review to come – promise!), Kris and I put together a big meal inspired by our time in Peru.
Lime Chile Breaded Seitan with Okra and Swiss Chard over Brown Rice + Tomato Chile Pineapple Salsa and Fried Plantains
It was a good way to use garden veggies (okra, chard, peppers, tomatoes) and to play around with new things like plantains (which are hard to get right… but this second batch turned out well, thank goodness) and to try out the new recipe book.Food and the associated senses can definitely “take you back” to a place – a time that you remember fondly.
Drinks / food with fellow travelers in Cusco, Peru
I’d love to hear about your experiences with travel and food. Have you had a unique culinary experience while you traveled?