July 04, 2022 9 min read

There’s a big difference between feeding yourself and giving yourself a real culinary treat. In Kosmos Peru we know that, that’s why we’ve been working hard and we can finally share with you the launching of our  Kosmos Gourmet line! Once you cook with Premium ingredients, your kitchen won’t be the same. Discover our high quality products and how to enjoy them to the max. 

What is Kosmos Gourmet line? 

As a first class Peruvian food distributor that ships all across the country, it was only natural for us to want to develop a Premium line of products that will make your meals 10 times more delicious.

Kosmos Gourmet line represents the same hard work, excellent service and fast delivery that we pride ourselves on all the time, but now we also deliver the highest quality in products personally created by us.Kosmos Gourmet line was born to delight all kinds of customers who are looking for the same thing: great Peruvian ingredients. 

Products available

Everyone will enjoyKosmos Gourmet line, from those who are just beginners in the kitchen and are looking for a trustworthy ingredient to keep learning recipes with, to chefs and experts who feel the need to find ingredients that are true to traditional Peruvian food and incorporate them in their recipes.

Paying tribute to our country’s gastronomy, we decided to launchKosmos Gourmet line with some of the most representative ingredients which you can find in some of the most popular Peruvian soups and stews. 

Ají Amarillo paste

Ají Amarillo, as most people know, is one of the most used types of ají in Peruvian cuisine. This pepper which is actually a bright orange color, brings the final touch to meals with its characteristic juicy, fruity and aromatic taste.

Similar in spice levels to Cayenne peppers, the Ají Amarillo is the most preferred ingredient to spice recipes and it even makes up the most known sauce in Peru, the Huancaína sauce. OurKosmos Gourmet Ají Amarillo paste is ready to be added to your preparations and it incorporates deliciously and with ease to any kind of mix.   

Ají Panca paste

Another cultural icon of Peruvian gastronomy, Ají Panca might be also a pepper but it certainly has nothing to do with its yellow cousin. Use widely in Peruvian kitchens for its sweet tinge that reminds us of berries and its distinctive earthy and smoky undertones.

True connoisseurs of spicy food will acknowledge that, even if Ají Panca is not the spiciest, it truly adds a flavour perfect to be combined with beef, chicken, pork or any other kind of grilled meat.Kosmos Gourmet Ají Panca paste comes in a convenient presentation ready to use on your favourite recipes.

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Why is our Kosmos Gourmet line better? 

Sure, you can find dozens of different options of Ají Panca and Ají Amarillo paste out there… But why is ourKosmos Gourmet line the best choice for your recipes? It’s quite simple.

As producers, we make sure to use only the best traditional ingredients with the classic preparing, without mixing with other products to lower the quality of the paste and selling a cheaper version of the real deal. Our products are as pure and tasty as if they came out of grandma’s kitchen.

If you’re going to use Peruvian ingredients in your meals, why not go for the absolute best? 

Make the best dishes with the best products

The products we produce for ourKosmos Gourmet line have the perfect presentation to be a part of some of the most traditional Peruvian recipes. You can incorporate our  Ají Amarillo  paste in a risotto amarillo, as a dip for your anticuchos, for Peruvian tiraditos, and to add some spice on your Peruvian ceviche. 

As for the Ají Panca paste, you can cook the best meals with it like chupes, adobo, escabeches, carapulcra, pachamanca, parihuela and of course to spice up your traditional anticuchos, the most popular street food in Peru.

And if you feel like trying new things, ourKosmos Gourmet pastes are the perfect ingredients to create sauces, creams and even reductions. Start experimenting in the kitchen with some classic Peruvian flavour!  

With the purest ingredients at your disposal, we don’t need to tell you that your recipes deserve only the best. They deserve ourKosmos Gourmet line! 

There’s a big difference between feeding yourself and giving yourself a real culinary treat. In Kosmos Peru we know that, that’s why we’ve been working hard and we can finally share with you the launching of our  Kosmos Gourmet line! Once you cook with Premium ingredients, your kitchen won’t be the same. Discover our high quality products and how to enjoy them to the max. 

What is Kosmos Gourmet line? 

As a first class Peruvian food distributor that ships all across the country, it was only natural for us to want to develop a Premium line of products that will make your meals 10 times more delicious.

Kosmos Gourmet line represents the same hard work, excellent service and fast delivery that we pride ourselves on all the time, but now we also deliver the highest quality in products personally created by us. Kosmos Gourmet line was born to delight all kinds of customers who are looking for the same thing: great Peruvian ingredients. 

Check out: INCA'S FOOD SNACK MIXTO ANDEAN STYLE

Products available

Everyone will enjoy Kosmos Gourmet line, from those who are just beginners in the kitchen and are looking for a trustworthy ingredient to keep learning recipes with, to chefs and experts who feel the need to find ingredients that are true to traditional Peruvian food and incorporate them in their recipes.

Paying tribute to our country’s gastronomy, we decided to launch Kosmos Gourmet line with some of the most representative ingredients which you can find in some of the most popular Peruvian soups and stews. 

Ají Amarillo paste

Ají Amarillo, as most people know, is one of the most used types of ají in Peruvian cuisine. This pepper which is actually a bright orange color, brings the final touch to meals with its characteristic juicy, fruity and aromatic taste.

Similar in spice levels to Cayenne peppers, the Ají Amarillo is the most preferred ingredient to spice recipes and it even makes up the most known sauce in Peru, the Huancaína sauce. Our Kosmos Gourmet Ají Amarillo paste is ready to be added to your preparations and it incorporates deliciously and with ease to any kind of mix.   

Ají Panca paste

Another cultural icon of Peruvian gastronomy, Ají Panca might be also a pepper but it certainly has nothing to do with its yellow cousin. Use widely in Peruvian kitchens for its sweet tinge that reminds us of berries and its distinctive earthy and smoky undertones.

True connoisseurs of spicy food will acknowledge that, even if Ají Panca is not the spiciest, it truly adds a flavour perfect to be combined with beef, chicken, pork or any other kind of grilled meat. Kosmos Gourmet Ají Panca paste comes in a convenient presentation ready to use on your favorite recipes.

Why is our Kosmos Gourmet line better? 

Sure, you can find dozens of different options of Ají Panca and Ají Amarillo paste out there… But why is our Kosmos Gourmet line the best choice for your recipes? It’s quite simple.

As producers, we make sure to use only the best traditional ingredients with the classic preparing, without mixing with other products to lower the quality of the paste and selling a cheaper version of the real deal. Our products are as pure and tasty as if they came out of grandma’s kitchen.

If you’re going to use Peruvian ingredients in your meals, why not go for the absolute best? 

Make the best dishes with the best products

The products we produce for our Kosmos Gourmet line have the perfect presentation to be a part of some of the most traditional Peruvian recipes. You can incorporate our  Ají Amarillo  paste in a risotto amarillo, as a dip for your anticuchos, for Peruvian tiraditos, and to add some spice on your Peruvian ceviche. 

As for the Ají Panca paste, you can cook the best meals with it like chupes, adobo, escabeches, carapulcra, pachamanca, parihuela and of course to spice up your traditional anticuchos, the most popular street food in Peru.

And if you feel like trying new things, our Kosmos Gourmet pastes are the perfect ingredients to create sauces, creams and even reductions. Start experimenting in the kitchen with some classic Peruvian flavour!  

With the purest ingredients at your disposal, we don’t need to tell you that your recipes deserve only the best. They deserve our Kosmos Gourmet line!

Check out: INCA'S FOOD OLLUCO PICADO EN LATA 20 OZ.

What is Peruvian Food?

Peru is a landlocked country located in South America. Spanning an area of more than 300,000 square kilometers, it has a diverse geography, including high altitudes and Andes Mountains.

There are over 33 indigenous groups living in Peru today, each with its customs and traditions. As a result, Peruvian cuisine is as varied as the country itself, with influences from all over the world.

What are the different types of Peruvian food?

Peruvian food is a mix of Indigenous and Spanish influences. There are many different types of Peruvian food, but some of the most popular dishes include rice and chicken dishes, potato and cheese dishes, seafood, and plantains.

Peruvian cuisine mixes indigenous Andean, Spanish, and African influences. There are many different types of Peruvian food, including staples like potato, corn, and quinoa; meats like chicken, beef, and lamb; seafood like shrimp and fish; and desserts like chocolates, pastries, and flan.

The Peruvian Cuisine: A Brief History

Peruvian food mixes native Andean, Spanish, and African influences. In the early colonial period, 

Spaniards introduced potatoes, chickens, corns, and pigs to the Andes. 

Africans brought their knowledge of rice cultivation and tropical fruits such as avocados. Consequently, there is a great variety of Peruvian cuisine that can be classified into regions: the coast (with its seafood emphasis), the highlands (heavy on quinoa and chicken dishes), the jungle (focused on llamas and vegetables), and the capital city of Lima with its diversity of restaurants catering to every budget.

Peruvian cuisine is unique in terms of its flavor profile. The flavors are often bolder than those found in other Latin American countries and can include ingredients like chilies, garlic, cilantro, and tomatoes. Dishes can be highly spiced or seasoned with salt.

There are also many vegetarian options available in Peru, including several types of potato dishes and a wide variety of soups and stews. Many Peruvians also enjoy traditional desserts such as pasteles (traditional doughnuts) and pisco tamales (a type of dumpling filled with sweetened condensed milk).

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How to Cook Peruvian Food

Peruvian food combines native and Spanish cuisine with many spices and flavours. Peruvian chefs have created an eclectic and flavourful cuisine that can be enjoyed at home and in a restaurant. Here are some tips for cooking Peruvian food:
-Start with fresh ingredients. Peru is blessed with various fresh fruits and vegetables, so use them in your dishes.

-Use mild spices. Peruvian cuisine is dominated by spices like cumin, chili powder, and oregano. Use these sparingly to enhance the flavour of the food without overpowering it.

-Simmer your food. Overcooked food can be challenging and dry. Simmer your Peruvian dishes over low heat to ensure they're tender and tasty.

The Different Types of Peruvian Dishes

Peruvian cuisine is a mix of indigenous Andean and Spanish cooking, heavily emphasising vegetables, meat, and seafood. Dishes can be spicy or mild, hearty or light, and many are seasoned with traditional Peruvian spices such as cilantro, garlic, and chili peppers.

Some of the most popular Peruvian dishes include Arroz chaufa (rice pudding), Camarones al ajillo (shrimp fried in garlic), ceviche (raw fish), and Comida Criolla (creole food).

The Peruvian Desserts

Peruvian food is famous for its delicious desserts. There are countless types of desserts, but some of the most popular include alfajores (a type of cookie), churros (fried dough balls), and pisco sours.

Peruvian desserts are usually light and sweet, with flavors that vary depending on the region. Some of the most popular desserts include tiramisu, rosquillas (a pastry), guava tart, and Peruvian chocolate cake.

Peru Travel Tips for a Fun and Safe Trip

We are planning a trip to Peru and wondering what to eat? Here are some tips from our experts on what to eat and where to find it while in Peru.

1. Start your day with a traditional Peruvian breakfast of choice, a corn pancake filled with cheese and eggs, or huevos rancheros, eggs over easy served with refried beans and crispy tortillas.

2. For lunch, try one of the various Peruvian salads made with fresh ingredients like tomatoes, onions, oregano, and parsley. For dinner, enjoy a hearty bowl of ceviche (raw seafood cooked in citrus juice), or a succulent roast lamb served with potatoes and vegetables.

3. If you're looking for something sweet, don't forget the piñata! These extremely delicious treats can be found at many souvenirs stands throughout the country. And if you're feeling spoilt for choice, head to the world-famous Arequipa dessert emporiums for anything from churros to ice cream bars!

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Conclusion

Peru is a country with a rich and diverse culinary history. From the Andes to the Amazon rainforest, there is no shortage of excellent Peruvian food to explore.

Whether you are looking for regional favourites like ceviche or authentic regional dishes, Peru has something for everyone. So be sure to try out some of these fantastic recipes this year!