San Sebastian, a District of the Metropolis of Cuzco, is in fiesta through the month of January. Its celebration consists of dance troupes, bands, and meals, after all. All of that is provided in honor of its patron saint, St. Sebastian. The holy determine makes a procession by the district within the firm of all of the dance troupes in addition to the individuals of the district and else the place in Cusco.
Moreover the motion, colour, and vigor of the dances our consideration is drawn to the meals. One can find a big number of dishes out there, such because the chiriuchu, certainly one of our conventional festive dances. That is the primary time it makes an look through the 12 months. Additionally, you will discover deserts made out of fruit, numerous extras—resembling costillar frito (fried ribs), chicharrón, and extra. One dish that should at all times be current within the feast of St. Sebastian is the well-known chupe de peras or kapchi de peras, a pear chowder or soup.
Given its identify you would possibly factor the chupe de peras is a candy desert made out of fruit, however it isn’t. It’s a dish that’s fully conventional and indigenous to the district of San Sebastian. Solely throughout its fiesta are you able to respect advert benefit from the taste of this typical dish.
The chupe is a conventional soup from Peru. With the addition of various components, resembling prawns or crayfish, it adjustments right into a chupe de camarones. It turns into greater than a mere soup. On this case the individuals of the district of Santiago make up the chupe or chowder with its conventional components of potatoes, corn, spinach, rice, cheese, and fish eggs, to which they add pears. This makes its taste broaden and change into way more than a easy chupe.
Simply as with the twelve dishes of Holy Week, this typical dish doesn’t have any meat. That makes it all of the extra fascinating to individuals.
The pears that it requires should not the frequent, bizarre ones. These are small pears that ripen throughout this time. You could find them now in virtually all of our markets in Cuzco. After all you possibly can eat them by themselves, however you may as well use them for this typical dish.
This dish prices about the identical as any additional, resembling for instance an enormous bowl of chairo soup (made with chuño –freeze dried potatoes—and tripe). It falls between 6 and ten soles. The issue with with the ability to benefit from the dish, nonetheless, isn’t its value. it’s discovering a spot to eat it, for the reason that plaza and surrounding space is crammed with individuals. It’s exhausting to discover a free spot. All of the locations the place the dish is ready and provided are usually crammed with individuals through the feast. You need to wait to discover a web site to eat. In any other case it’s good to reach early and discover a place to take pleasure in your chupe as a begin to the remainder of the fiesta.