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January 1, 2012 / Food Follower

Churros

Churros from La Bodega de la Trattoria

Ok I know, I know, this is my second post and I am writing about another type of doughnut.  I want to clarify two things: I don’t actually eat that much fried food (believe it or not), and Peruvians eat other things besides doughnuts.  I just had to start the New Year off talking about something sweet (though this may in fact be breaking my New Year’s resolution).

The history of how Churros came to be is debated.  One tale claims Spanish shepherds invented the Churro, while another story says that Portuguese sailors brought the Churro to Europe (the Portuguese supposedly encountered some dessert similar to the Churro in China and modified it to what we now know as the Churro).

Though uncertain of the Churro’s origins, we are sure that this dessert is not a Peruvian creation.  Nevertheless, you can find delicious Churros throughout Lima.  I particularly enjoy the ones from La Bodega de la Trattoria, which come with hot melted dark chocolate.  At this restaurant, you also get a nice view of the Huaca Pucllana.  When you are in Peru, you should definitely eat a Churro but perhaps not the same day as you indulge in Picarones.

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  1. Gregory Parms / Jan 19 2012 3:43 am

    Perfectly indited articles, Really enjoyed looking through.

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