°ķ°ķ°°Report on Introducing Peruvian Culture°… Cooking and music°…°ķ°ķ

The lecture introducing Peruvian culture was held on Sunday, December 12th, 2010 at Midorigaoka Bunka Kaikan.

The lecturer was Ms. Golda from Peru.
22 people including 8 foreign residents participated. They are from Peru, Colombia, Canada, Russia, and Indonesia. As a result, 6 people from South America including lecturer and assistants gathered.
Peruvian cuisine stems mainly from the combination of Spanish and Indigenous cuisines with traditional native Peruvian ingredients. And in recent times Peruvian cuisine has been influenced by China, Italy, West Africa, and Japan.
Particular ingredients used for Peruvian cooking. Left: coriander paste°ĘRight: yellow aji pepper
Demonstration, cooking, and explanation how to dish out by the lecturer.
While eating °»Arroz con pollo°… (chicken and rice), °»Papa a la Huancaina°… (boiled potato and egg with sauce), and °»Mazamorra morada°… (dessert with purple corn), we listened to the Peruvian music.
Musical group °»Pena Jarana°… plays Creole music and Afro-Peruvian music which are played in coast side of Peru. We enjoyed their powerful performance, combination of vocals and music, and various genres of songs. The melody seemed quite different from the music of Andes region. Some songs which were similar to Japanese and Western pops filled us with nostalgia

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