How to Recognize a Good Peruvian Ceviche | Catering Pittsburgh

The National Ceviche Day (June 28) is celebrated every year allowing the realization of different fairs and activities with the aim that more people can taste it.

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Peruvian Ceviche by Pisko Peruvian Gourmet in Pittsburgh PA

What is Peruvian Ceviche?

Maybe for foreigners to talk about ceviche sounds strange, but for Peruvians, it is a traditional dish that has more than one presentation. The basic dish is made from raw fish but also serves octopus ceviche, seafood, shrimp, etc.

In addition to the meat, the ceviche has lime, chili pepper (or rocoto), cilantro and onion. The traditional Peruvian Ceviche is served together with parboiled sweet potatoes and toasted corn, although the accompaniment varies according to the area where it is prepared. For example, in some northern cities of Peru are accompanied by zarandaja, boiled potatoes, and fried yuccas, it is worth emphasizing that there is no confusion that the traditional Peruvian Ceviche is only accompanied by sweet potato and roasted corn. …

Starting a Venture with Pisko Peruvian Gourmet | Catering Pittsburgh

By Doris Valdivia (Chef, Pisko Peruvian Gourmet)

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Those who have eaten the Peruvian food never forget the taste and know that Peruvian cuisine is recognized as one of the best in the world. It’s known not only for its exquisite taste but also for its variety and ability to incorporate the influence from different times and cultures. The culinary history of the Peruvian food dates back to the Incas and pre-Incas with its corn, potatoes, and spices that later was influenced by the arrival of the Spanish conquerors and different migrations such as the Chinese, European, Indian and Japanese immigrants (mainly throughout the 19th century).

Peruvian cuisine combines the flavors of four continents. With the eclectic variety of traditional dishes, the Peruvian culinary arts are in constant evolution, and impossible to list in their entirety.
Being of Peruvian descent, cooking has always been much more than a familiar past time. My grandparents cooked for us with a passion for using our traditional seasoning. That is why since my childhood, I learned from them the traditional ways of cooking our Peruvian food. …


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