Ají negro: how the traditional Peruvian condiment is conquering modern restaurants

Flavour-packed, nutrient-rich ají negro, an Amazonian condiment overlooked for generations, has been given a new lease of life in Lima’s smartest restaurants.

Peruvian cuisine according to Virgilio Martinez Véliz

Virgilio Martinez Véliz is chef at Central in Lima and MIL in the Sacred Valley, with a new restaurant due to open in the Amazon next year.

From the Andes to the Amazon: 14 ways to experience Peru

From slick city restaurants pioneering modern cuisine to remote rainforest treks, we bring you the best of this South American country.

Done the Inca Trail? Try Peru's Lares trek

An alternative to Machu Picchu’s Inca Trail, this route through the southern Andes links Peru’s archaeological sites and traditional communities, following lightly trodden paths where you’ll encounter few other travellers — unless you count alpacas.

The world's best food destinations in 2019

Whether it’s an Italian temple of gastronomy or an Indian veggie paradise, some places seem to have good food woven into their DNA. From Mendoza to Mysore and Bologna to Beirut, we pick out some of the best destinations for food lovers

Peru: a neighbourhood guide to Lima

High-end eats, cutting-edge street art, exquisite colonial-era mansions reimagined for bright new creative age: Peru's capital is no longer a traveller's backwater but a Latin American luminary.

Amazon: Treading softly in Peru

On a fibreglass boat tour of Lake Sandoval in the Peruvian Amazon, beware of bullet ants, and be sure to turn your gaze skyward to spot the red and blue painted scarlet macaw

Alternative Inca trails

Are you a hardcore hiker or a walker looking for a more languid stroll around Peru’s Sacred Valley and beyond? Find the route that’s right for you.

Peru: Welcome to the jungle

Deep in the heart of the Peruvian Amazon, among the buttress-rooted trees and jaguar footprints, the Manu UNESCO Biosphere Reserve rewards intrepid explorers with the journey of a lifetime

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