Whats so fascinating about Breatfast in Peru?

Seriously how could I write at least five articles about breakfast in Peru? Easy! Breakfast is not only the most important meal of the day but in Peru it is the meal which can offer the most variety. And variety is the spice of life.

So having sipped on warm avena, been a privileged guest at an ayacucho breakfast, been envied by tourists as I slurped my ‘special’ breakfast soup and felt like goldilock’s with a craving for porridge, my next hankering was for good old scrambled eggs.

Ever wonder what life is like in a small Peruvian town - Travel Writer Caroline Cunningham tells the tale

Ever wonder what life is like in a small Peruvian town – Travel Writer Caroline Cunningham tells the tale

As a tourist in Peru the breakfasts that you will be most likely offered are a variety of freshly squeezed seasonal juices, such as apple, celery, mango or pinapple, lots of coca leaves to make altitude-coping tea, a choice between quinoa porridge and most likely scrambled eggs. All this on offer if you stay in any moderately stylish hotel or any tourist restaurant or cafe.

One morning at my leisure I visited my friend Wilbert at World’s Coffee. Wilbert’s services as a chef were constantly in demand. You would often see him coming from his home with a tray of freshly baked pans proudly held high in the air. He supplied his loaves to at least two restaurants in Ollantaytambo (Sacred Valley, Cuzco Region).

It was  a beautiful sunny day as usual in the dry season. I sat and listened to the typically Andean ‘waino’ music wafting from the radio. i gazed into the open, watching Inca people organizing their bundles and creating a beautiful display with their brightly coloured skirts and ponshaws. They were always busy with the comings and goings of being an Inca descendant, carrying on the traditions of the past despite the signs of modernity seeping through the pores of this unique little town in the form of tourists from the world over and more slowly from its own well-spring of Peruvian clan. Breakfast in Peru's Ollantaytambo - A living Inca Musuem

Wilbert made my breakfast that morning, scrambled eggs and ham with his homemade bread and well made cappuccino (one of the best coffees in Peru).  How lucky am I to have such memories as these?

©Caroline Cunningham Author of Wild Star Landing Blog

An Irish Woman’s journey living in the little town of Ollantaytambo, in Peru’s Sacred Valley, Cuzco Region.

Breakfast in Peru - Stories from an Irish woman living in a beautiful town in the Sacred Valley

Breakfast in Peru – Stories from an Irish woman living in a beautiful town in the Sacred Valle

Travel Writer Caroline Cunningham describes life in a Living Inca Musuem

Travel Writer Caroline Cunningham describes life in a Living Inca Musuem

Travel Writer Caroline Cunningham describes life in a Peruvian Town

Travel Writer Caroline Cunningham describes life in a Peruvian Town

Travel Writer Caroline Cunningham tells a tale of life in a Peruvian Town in The Sacred Valley

Travel Writer Caroline Cunningham tells a tale of life in a Peruvian Town in The Sacred Valley

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