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Aug. 8th, 2009 03:36 pm Eating Alpaca & Other Events of Interest

So, alpaca. Alpaca is delicious. It tastes kind of like a mix between pork, venison, and beef. And here in Cuzco at a place called Macondo they do this thing with alpaca that is as near to nirvana as one can hope to get on this earth.

First they pepper it and rub it with garlic, then they wrap it in bacon (yes, bacon!) then they sear it in butter so that it gets a nice brown crispy skin but is still so tender you can cut it with a butter knife (which is a good thing because at Macondo's they don't have steak knives). Then they slather it in a creamy white wine sauce with mushrooms, then they top it with a few slivers of onion compote.

If I were to have one last meal before I died, it would be this, with garlic mashed potatoes and a pint of maracuya juice.

I'm telling you, nirvana.

Some photos of recent adventures:

Melissa with the latest batch of boxes waits for Froi, outside "El Mundo Plastico".

Froi's new house. Possible site for next year's lab.

The view from Froi's new house.

Current Location: Peru
Current Mood: amusedamused

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Date:August 8th, 2009 10:28 pm (UTC)
Can you import alpaca meat, by any chance? NOM!!!