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Saturday, February 23, 2008

Pachamanca! The Incan's Meat 'n Potatoes

On Thursday afternoon we were able to go to the Huaman house (Crystal's Peruvian family). It was a great time for Heather to meet the family, hear some of Renato's interesting stories, and eat some Peruvian cuisine.

For an explanation of one of the greatest foods on earth click here. The basics of Pachamanca (Quechua for "Clay Pot") involve burying various meats, sweet potatoes, regular potatoes, corn, and beans with hot coals, and then digging it up later to enjoy the amazing flavors.

Instead of burying it under the ground, Nordid made it on the stove at home. It is easier than digging the hole, and there isn't as much sand in the potatoes.

One more thing, you can't ever eat pachamanca without an Inca Cola. Its the law.

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