You Say Potato, I Say Papa Seca

I’ve come across any number of unusual dried food products while foraging through ethnic food markets. But I’d never run across dried potatoes, until Kate passed along a bag of dried Peruvian yellow potatoes (papa seca) found on one of her reconnaissance missions through D.C.’s Mount Pleasant neighborhood. Hmmmm. Makes sense. Every culture finds a…

Three Cubed: The Gypsy’s Arm

I am no food historian, but I would wager that Brazo de Gitano de Patata (Potato Gypsy’s Arm) is a direct descendant of Peru’s ubiquitous, satisfying and incredibly versatile Causa Limeña.