Project Peru is still growing.

Last year we started the second phase of our kitchen garden with the planting of our first fruit trees under the professional supervison of our agronomist and our gardener; the children will be involved over the years as the fruit trees grow.

See last year's news item and an update below on how the fruit garden is developing.


as well as some of our maturer fruit in the main refuge garden

Posted on 30 September 2015 and filed under News from Peru

Anyone for a Pachamanca?

A Pachamanca is a traditional Peruvian method of cooking, based on baking food with the aid of hot stones or bricks usually buried in the ground. A fire is lit next to the stones, the food is placed near the hot stones, then covered with earth. The word Pachamanca comes from the Quechua words pacha =“earth” and manka =“pot”. Pachamanca originates from the Andes and has probably existed since Inca times.

This can be used for cooking lamb, goat, pork, chicken and guinea pig as well as potatoes, sweet potatoes, beans, cassava /yucca, and maize, the food often being wrapped in corn husks or plantain leaves.

In a visit to the sierra region in 2015 Project Peru visitors were treated to a pachamanca by the villagers

... and on special occasions we have a pachamanca in the Project Peru refuge.

Posted on 29 September 2015 and filed under Catering, News from Peru