Peru's F&B takes centre stage

Peru's F&B takes centre stage

Coffee lovers smell Peruvian coffee samples during the event, 'From Andean Beans to Thai Brews', organised at PROMPERU's Asean office by the Peruvian embassy and Peruvian Economic and Trade Office for Asean on Nov 14. Poramet Tangsathaporn
Coffee lovers smell Peruvian coffee samples during the event, 'From Andean Beans to Thai Brews', organised at PROMPERU's Asean office by the Peruvian embassy and Peruvian Economic and Trade Office for Asean on Nov 14. Poramet Tangsathaporn

Peru recently organised three Peruvian food and coffee cultural events for Thais with the aim of buoying bilateral ties.

They were held by the Embassy of Peru in Thailand. "Peruvian Food and Pisco" on Nov 11 welcomed the public to join a cooking demonstration of seabass ceviche and fish and shrimp tiradito by a Peruvian chef, and mix cocktails made with Pisco, a national spirit.

On Nov 13 the embassy held "Andean Elegance: A Pisco and Wine Affair" to encourage the public to taste Peruvian wine and liquor.

The following day at Promperu Asean, an event was held called "Peruvian Coffee Cupping: From Andean Beans to Thai Brews".

Coffee lovers were urged to taste a variety of coffee beans grown in Peru, in collaboration with 11 Peruvian associations and communities. They were also invited to get to know the coffee scents better, by inhaling the aroma of the beans.

Peruvian Ambassador Cecilia Galarreta said the events were co-organised with the Peruvian Economic and Trade Office for Asean and supported by Thai and Peruvian enterprises to showcase the richness of Peruvian F&B in Thailand. "Peruvian cuisine, wine, and coffee are significant to Peruvian culture, representing a rich tapestry of flavours, traditions, and historical influences," Ms Galarreta said.

"Peruvian cuisine is renowned for its diverse range of ingredients, owing to Peru's varied geography, which includes coastal, Andean, and Amazonian regions. As an example, over 4,000 varieties of native potatoes thrive in the Peruvian highlands," she added.

She said Peru is the oldest wine-producing country in South America with 500 years' experience. Due to its diverse climate and geography, Peruvian wine is distinctively regional.

The country also has a long history of cultivating coffee, with beans from regions such as Cusco, Cajamara, Junin and Pasco offering diverse tastes and smells, she said.

"Peruvian cuisine, wines, and coffees are integral components of the country's cultural identity, reflecting a harmonious blend of traditions [and] influences."

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