Don’t be afraid to try new things at Mistura 2014


There are flavors from every corner of the country to be served together at the same table this month. A few days after the inauguration of the largest food fair in Latin America, here is a preview of some of the snacks that promise to tempt all visitors on their tour of Mistura.

This year there are “12 Worlds”:http://www.peruthisweek.com/food-who-to-expect-at-mistura-2014-apega-unveils-the-list-103668: Brasas and Anticuchos, Cebicherías, Northern food, Chifa and Nikkei, Criollo, Andean and Amazonian, Sweets, Sandwiches, Southern food, Liquids, Pubs and Bars, Breads and of course Pisco and Wine, as well as the Free areas and the Food carts. Over 200 establishments make up this fair and 40% of them are new this year. For the first time, as well, Mistura has introduced dishes specifically aimed at vegetarians.

There is – literally – more than one world to get to know! The public vote for the best dishes with their feet, standing in long lines for their favorite dishes. There are also a lot of lesser-known restaurants offering delicious dishes that go ignored by many. More than 200 local stands wait, a lot of them without being discovered by more than a few fairgoers. Be adventurous and try something different, enjoy the varied regional cuisines, and make sure to go in groups so you can share dishes!

*Check out El Comercio’s “Must-taste dishes”:http://www.peruthisweek.com/food-fair-cravings-five-captive-dishes-in-mistura-103850/26220#foto-gal at Mistura this year!*



Natasha grew up in a suburb of Chicago and moved to Peru two years ago and studied Bilingual Administrative Assistance and General Management at the British Academy. In her spare time she loves to be with family and her maltese, Maya.