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Best Peruvian cookbook?

hari mirch | Sep 27, 2011 10:15 AM

I am looking to explore Peruvian cuisine. I have a couple of generic South American cookbooks that feature Peruvian recipes, but I'm looking for something specifically Peruvian. One thing I've noticed is that a lot of cookbooks covering South American cuisine give substitutions without mentioning what they are substituting for. In particular the herbs and ajis tend to go undescribed and are replaced with various herbs and chiles available in North America. This is unacceptable in a cookbook - let the reader know the original ingredients and suggested substitutions if they can't get them. As it happens, I'm lucky to live where I can get almost all the Peruvian ingredients frozen, dried, or fresh.

Is there a cookbook that you can recommend? If so, what do you like about it?

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