Lima has been called the Culinary Capital of the Americas and let me be the first to tell you that it definitely lived up to the title on my recent visit. Now, I was first a bit apprehensive because of its proximity to the Pacific Ocean which meant that fish and shellfish would likely be plentiful and featured at restaurants throughout the City – and given my shellfish allergy this always makes me a bit antsy. I mean the City is famous for it ceviche after all with entire restaurants dedicated to this popular dish. I need not have worried though as Lima’s amazing culinary scene has quite literally something for everyone and finding gluten- and shellfish-free options…
My trip to Lima was better than I could have expected. I mean, I knew it was going to be a great trip but was so interested to see how far the City has come since the horrible terrorist attacks during the 1980’s which severely damaged the reputation of Lima. Well, I am happy to report that the Lima of today is a rich and vibrant city that has most deservedly captured the title of culinary capital of the Americas. Lima is very much a city of stark contrasts particularly rich and poor but one this that is unifying is the warm welcome and sense of pride that its inhabitants have.
I have not been posting as frequently as normal because as many of you know I am on the road in Lima, Peru.
Sadly my journey to Lima is coming to an end and I have had a truly fabulous time here. I was a bit apprehensive in the food allergy department at first but found this culinary capital of the Americas to be most welcoming to this food allergic diner.