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From yaco chupe to alfajores

Updated 8:53 PM ET, Wed March 27, 2013
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Yaco chupe (green soup with a base of potato, cheese, garlic, coriander leaves, peppers and eggs) Cindy Y. Rodriguez/CNN
Medicinal herbs used to make emoliente (Peruvian herbal drink prepared with roasted barley grains, extracts of medicinal herbs, sugar, and lime juice) Cindy Y. Rodriguez/CNN
A vendor serves homemade emoliente (traditional Peruvian herbal drink) Cindy Y. Rodriguez/CNN
(Left to right) Quinoa and Kiwicha (super grain popular in Peru) Cindy Y. Rodriguez/CNN
Fresh Peruvian-style bread Cindy Y. Rodriguez/CNN
Carapulcra, meat and potato stew made with peanuts, red peppers, and garlic, and served with white rice. Cindy Y. Rodriguez/CNN
(From left to right) Spice green sauce with cancha (Andean version of corn nuts), Sweet nispero and humitas ( steamed and wrapped in banana leaves) Cindy Y. Rodriguez/CNN
Humitas (what Mexicans call tamales; masa harina and corn, slowly steamed and wrapped in banana leaves) Cindy Y. Rodriguez/CNN
Mini alfajores (Peruvian cookies made from cornstarch with dulce de leche in the middle) Cindy Y. Rodriguez/CNN