Papa a la Huancaína

Papa a la Huancaína

Today is a double post!
So, I am an opposite eater. I like ceviche in the winter and lamb stew in the summer. I think it’s because, after a while of eating with the seasons, I start to crave flavours I haven’t visited in ages.

This post pays homage to my love of opposite eating, and to one of my all-time favourite (maybe my most favourite) Peruvian dish: Papa a la Huancaína, served with a chilled glass of chicha morada (recipe here).

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Maltagliati with Pan-roasted Chicken

Maltagliati with Pan-roasted Chicken

While shopping at my local gourmet/fancy-pants/hugely overpriced local food shop I came across maltagliati, an ‘artisanal’ {insert eye roll} egg pasta cut into little square shapes. I was charmed and had to take it home with me. Once home I Googled this newfound noodle and found out that maltagliati is simply cut off scraps from the tagliatelle making process. So I was a sucker and spent $9 on a box of pasta scraps.

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