Latest food hotspot – Peru


Former BBC political correspondent Emma Udwin is an adviser at the European Commission in Brussels. After many years specialising in External Relations, she is now a member of cabinet for the Commissioner for Regional Policy. Recently returned from a two-week trip to Peru, Emma sends this technicolour gastronomic report.

South America gave us many of the foods we now take for granted: the potato, tomatoes, peppers, chillies. The influence of these foods on eating habits worldwide has been extraordinary, and yet the cuisine of their home region attracts little attention. Now Peru is marketing itself as a focal point of...