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So…How is Peruvian Food Like? Learn through this Video.

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Many of my non-Peruvian friends often ask me…so how is Peruvian food like? And I often answer “it’s got everything you can imagine”. And it is tough to explain without being able to walk them through an illustrated book.

But no need to wait or wonder anymore. Check out this video and learn through these images. Includes dishes with fresh seafood, steak, duck, potatoes, chicken, etc. and even fruits and vegetables I am sure you’ve never heard in your life, such as chirimoya or lucuma. But no worries, if you follow my blog you will learn one step at a time about each of their backgrounds so you start becoming familiar with them.

Dish names are in Spanish, so I’d recommend you take note of what you liked the most and let me know to post an easy-to-make recipe in this site.

So sit down, relax and enjoy while watching this video. But I am warning you…you might end up hungry at the end of it! Enjoy and don’t forget to take note and let me know which one you liked best!

Written by Catherine Castro

December 1, 2008 at 11:13 pm

Posted in Cuisine, Food

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Peru’s Pharma and Healthcare Industry to Double in 2012 to US$317 million from 2007

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Independent firm Research and Markets report announced in Dublin, Ireland today estimates de Peruvian pharmaceutical and healthcare industry will double its size in 2012 compared to 2007 levels, to US$317 millionfrom US$ 180 million, respectively.

The report highlights the reason behind this expected growth is Peru’s current small market size and low per capita spend on drugs.

According to a MarketWatch article today, “the government is committed to the improvement of generics penetration, as part of wider healthcare system reform, which has already attracted a number of foreign players”. This same article also states:

“Peru will retain its place among Latin America’s investment grade elite, underpinned by our long-held view that Peru’s sound macroeconomic fundamentals and robust economy, driven largely by domestic demand, make it a highly attractive destination for long-term foreign investors.”

Written by Catherine Castro

December 1, 2008 at 1:57 pm

Peruvian Leading Author Mario Vargas Llosa Visiting Pennsylvania on December 3-4

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vargas-llosa1Mario Vargas Llosa, a Peruvian novelist, playwright, essayist, journalist and literary critic, will be visiting Dickinson College in Pennsylvania this week to give lectures on December 3 and 4, and for a book signing event on December 3, according to a local report from The Sentinel.

Vargas Llosa is one of Latin America’s leading authors of his generation and former Peruvian presidential candidate.

Written by Catherine Castro

December 1, 2008 at 12:16 am