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Spicy Peruvian Onion - Chili Relish

I've spent quite some time in my kitchen last weekend preparing a delicious Peruvian menu. Combining the intense flavors of red onions, yellow chili peppers and lime juice Salsa Criolla is the perfect accompaniment to many Peruvian dishes and just has to be on the table when enjoying an authentic Peruvian meal.

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Enjoy the Simplicity and Freshness of Peru's National Dish

While in Lima winter with grey and humid days is around the corner, in the northern hemisphere summer is beginning; exactly the right time for a fresh and delicious Ceviche full of Peruvian flavors and textures.

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Another Popular Dish of the Peruvian Cuisine

Papas a la Huancaina is probably one of the most popular dishes of the Peruvian cuisine. Combining simple boiled potatoes with a spicy cheese sauce Papas a la Huancaina represent like no other the flavor of Peru.

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Peru's Most Popular Cocktail (alcoholic)

One of the most popular cocktails in Peru is the Pisco Sour. It is based on the Pisco (kind of brandy) and the first creation originated in Lima in the early 1920s. There are many stories who created it first and even international discussions (between Peru and Chile), but nevertheless it is a must for every Peru visitor.

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Peru celebrates the Potato on May 30

On the 30th of May Peru pays homage to the potato. Originating and consumed for thousands of years in the Andean highlands, the potato became one of the most important food crops in the world after the Spaniards conquered the Americas nearly 500 years ago and brought it back with them to Europe.

The National Potato Day with numerous activities and celebrations is intended to promote the immense diversity of the potato, increase its consumption and at the same time offer small producers, which primarily grow the tuber in Peru a platform to introduce the wide variety and usage of the potato to consumers.

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13th Coin - Issued 22nd of May 2013

As 13th coin of the series the "Templo de Kotosh" coin has been put into circulation on the 22nd of May 2013. The front shows the Temple of the Crossed Hands, a 4000 years old stone temple from the Kotosh culture and the enlarged hands.

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The 12th coin of the series has been put into circulation on the 20th of March 2013. The coin features the Templo Inca Huaytara (Inca Temple of Huaytara) located in the central-eastern region of Huancavelica. The temple was built in the early 15th century by the Inca Pachacutec and during colonial times converted into a Catholic church. The archaeological complex is a declared Cultural Heritage of the Nation.

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The National Anthem of Peru in Spanish, Quechua and English Translation

There have been various changes to the lyrics of the National Anthem of Peru but the official version of the National Anthem as known today has finally been sanctioned by the Peruvian Government in September 2009.

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