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19 March 2012 01:39 pm

This April, Celebrate Peruvian Gastronomy at The Diplomatic Club!

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Celebrating Peruvian Gastronomy!
The Peruvian Embassy and the Diplomatic Club partner to bring to Qatar two of the bests Chefs from Lima.
The Peruvian embassy, in its continuous effort to promote the richness and diversity of Peruvian culture will come together with the Diplomatic Club and KLM to bring you the best of Peruvian cuisine from the 11th to the 20th of April from 7pm onwards - daily.
This Celebration of Peruvian gastronomy will take place in the Diplomatic Club’s traditional Arabic courtyard: Al Baraha. The buffet will feature some of the most typical Peruvian dishes.
For this very special occasion, the Peruvian embassy is pleased to welcome Chefs Javier Ampuero Figueroa and David Fernandez, two of Peru’s most renowned Chefs. They will be present to answer questions on the history and preparation of traditional Peruvian dishes.
Chef Javier Ampuero Figueroa
Chef Javier Ampuero Figueroa focused on bringing the Peruvian gastronomy to the forefront through media and publications. He co-authored the acclaimed cook book “Our Peruvian cuisine to the world” in 2005 and hosted multiple cooking shows (TV shows) such as Ohdiosas and Utilisima in the U.S.A. In 2010, he opened his own restaurant “Ampuero” featuring Peruvian fusion cuisine
Chef David Fernandez
A graduate from Cordon Bleu Peru, Chef David Fernandez has gained experience cooking around the world. While in the United Sates, he worked for such internationally renowned brands as the Ritz Carlton.
Facts about Peruvian cuisine
Peru has an amazing cuisine that has evolved from both local and immigrant traditions. Foods that were prepared by ancient civilizations are still enjoyed today, while typical Peruvian dishes also boast of European, African and Asian influences. Peru's geography yields diverse ingredients: abundant seafood from the coast, tropical fruits from the jungle, and unique varieties of grains and potatoes from the Andes, as potatoes are from Peruvian origin.
The extensive cultural exchange that occurred throughout the 900 year Arab presence in Al-Andalus (present-day Spain and Portugal), is still evident today in Peruvian cuisine. The use of ingredients such as rice, sugar, citrus fruits, and almonds, brought by Arabs to Al-Andalus are essential to every Peruvian kitchen.
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