Foodways

Recipes from Peru: Chupe de Res and Ocopa Arequipeña

In case you haven’t noticed, Peruvian food is having a Moment. Ceviche (fish and shellfish “cooked” by the acid in citrus juices), ají de gallina (shredded chicken in a spicy cream sauce), pollo a la brasa (rotisserie chicken), lomo saltado (stir-fried beef, onions, and french … Continue reading Recipes from Peru: Chupe de Res and Ocopa Arequipeña

Wembler’s a la Huancaína: The Confluence of Smellscapes and Soundscapes

As an aspiring musicologist participating in the Smithsonian’s Latino Museum Studies Program, I was asked to write about my experience at the 2015 Folklife Festival. Like a good student, I challenged myself to rethink the traditional approach to writing about music. It was difficult to … Continue reading Wembler’s a la Huancaína: The Confluence of Smellscapes and Soundscapes