Here comes the first links of 2015:
- The Guardian newspaper found out about the Peruvian tradition of polladas. "Polladas" or "Chicken parties" are part of Peruvian popular culture, a way of raising funds for a specific issue. I have heard of people throwing polladas for example for covering someone's sick relative's medical costs or building a community church, but there can be many other occasions where solidarity comes in handy if quick cash is needed. In polladas guests contribute with a small amount of money, and in exchange receive a grilled chicken meal, usually with soda like Inca Cola or chicha (purple corn beverage).
- Lima is unfortunately known for theft and robberies. Not more than a week ago, Lima's ex-mayor Susana Villarán was robbed while taking a taxi nearby her office, but now some thieves have even attacked the lime truck of Peruvian celebrity chef Gastón Acurio. Nobody is safe, so keep an eye on your money - and your limes!
- Peruvian top model Juana Burga has made her first ever collaboration as a designer for a Peruvian brand AYNI (looks nice!). Last year I interviewed AYNI founders and designers Adriana and Laerke for my blog, you can read it here.
-Summer time in Southern hemisphere! Time to prepare refreshing Chilcanos, here's the recipe! Apparently they are also called "Pisco Ginger" in English? By the way: in Peru "Chilcano" can also refer to a fish soup, so don't get confused!
- I want to see David LaChapelle exhibition in MAC Lima (until 12th of April, so there is still plenty of time).
Have a nice weekend!