The Peru Picarón festival arrives in Surquillo for the sixth consecutive year from October 26 to 28 with more than 20 varieties of the dessert.
From 10:00 am to 8:00 pm anyone can enjoy of this sweet in the Park Horacio Zeballos Gamez. “You can taste picarones based on purple corn, pisco sour, native potato, mashua, quinoa, yellow potatoes, as well as 25 varieties of honeys of rose petals, chocolate, blueberry, cocona, custard apple, papaya, pineapple honey with orange, aguaymanto, strawberry, among others”, Diario Correo informed on Monday.
The picarones are one of the most representative desserts of the Peruvian gastronomy. According to Diario Correo, it has been present since colonial times.
It consists of flour, pieces of sweet potato, squash and is served with honey around it. “Its consumption is very popular, since it’s prepared in public and transited places”, the aforementioned media said.
“In the event carried out by Dulce Peru and Peruvian Association of Businessmen of the Bakery and Pastry (ASPAN) with the Municipality of Surquillo, on the occasion of the Day of Picarón, participate the most outstanding “Picaroneras” of the capital”, according to Diario Correo.
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