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Ingredients to get from Peru

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#1 pep.

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Posted 03 February 2014 - 03:49 PM

The mother of a friend of mine is in Peru for the next three weeks. What are the best/most awesome ingredients/foodie things we should ask her to get for us? 

#2 natasha1270

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Posted 03 February 2014 - 04:36 PM

I think I've mentioned chocotejas (http://helenachocola...ocoteja-OCT.htm) on eGullet before and I would definitely request some in a care package. My favorite is the orange.

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#3 djyee100

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Posted 04 February 2014 - 03:01 PM

Docsconz did a long blog in 2007  about his family's trip to Peru, with plenty of emphasis on food, of course. Perhaps this will give you some ideas. Here:

If you're a salt afficianado, you can ask for some Peruvian salt from the Maras salt mines. I recommend the fleur de sel, which I brought home from my trip. It came in rough crystals back then--you'll need a salt grinder to use it. I only bought the fleur de sel, I didn't think the regular salt was anything special. About Maras:

#4 pep.

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Posted 04 February 2014 - 04:10 PM

Thanks for the link, I will look through the thread. And yes, definitely salt.