June 28th, 2013
09:00 AM ET
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While you're frying up some eggs and bacon, we're cooking up something else: a way to celebrate today's food holiday.

Catch it if you can - June 28 is el Día Nacional del Cebiche, or National Ceviche Day!

Peru's iconic dish is made by marinating ultra-fresh, firm fish in citrus juice, and zesting that up with a kiss of aji or chiles. In the gallery above, CNN's Larry Lazo visits chef Eddy Acansi at Las Canteras in Washington D.C. to see firsthand what goes into making the perfect ceviche.
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June 26th, 2013
03:45 PM ET
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CNN's Nick Parker spent the day with superchef Gaston Acurio, getting his take on the rise of Peru as a culinary power.
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May 23rd, 2013
06:00 AM ET
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World-renowned chef, author and Emmy winning television personality Anthony Bourdain visits Peru in the next episode of "Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown," airing Sunday, June 2, at 9 p.m. ET. Follow the show on Twitter and Facebook.

Peru's bounty of fresh fish, roasted chicken, fiery chiles and sumptuous cacao packs so much flavor, it would be cruel not to share. Anthony Bourdain invited his best friend, world-renowned chef Eric Ripert to join in his culinary journey across this vast, varied and distinctive land.

Here's where they feasted:
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March 27th, 2013
08:45 PM ET
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More and more Americans are flocking to Peruvian food and discovering a world of flavor beyond pollo a la brasa (rotisserie chicken). This diverse cuisine, with influences from Andean to Spanish, Japanese and Chinese to African and Italian, is quickly finding its rightful place in the national food scene.

Credit is due in part to Gastón Acurio, the country’s most recognized chef, who acts as the unofficial ambassador of Peruvian cuisine with 34 restaurants in 14 cities worldwide, including the recently-opened La Mar Cebicheria in New York City. In 2008, Acurio, together with Apega, the Peruvian Society for Gastronomy founded Mistura. This 10-day food festival brings together street vendors, herbal stands and high-end chefs showcasing their most popular dishes and attracts over 300,000 every year.

Now, scaled-down versions of this event - complete with quinoa desserts, fresh bread, and traditional herbal drinks - are popping up outside of Peru.
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National ceviche day
June 28th, 2012
09:00 AM ET
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While you're frying up some eggs and bacon, we're cooking up something else: a way to celebrate today's food holiday.

When life gives you lemons, make ceviche - June 28 is el Día Nacional del Cebiche, or National Ceviche Day!

Ceviche is a South and Central American dish that has swum into the mainstream in recent years. It’s made by marinating a firm fish in citric acid, typically from a lemon or lime. The acid essentially "cooks" the fish over time by chemical process.
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South America's pisco enjoys North American revival
October 11th, 2011
09:10 AM ET
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Take one part pub crawl and one part contest mixed vigorously with 10 bartenders on a mini bus, and what do you get? One spirited competition to determine who makes the best drink using pisco, the South American brandy making a comeback in the United States.

Long a fixture in liquor cabinets and bars in Peru and Chile, pisco is popping up in the United States amid an obsession with craft cocktails. From January to July, export sales of the South American grape brandy grew to $2.3 million, up 139% over the same period in 2010, fueled by increased sales in the United States, Peruvian news agency Andina reports.
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July 28th, 2011
11:15 AM ET
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Peru is known to many as the land of the ancient Incas. Most recently, this South American country received worldwide recognition when the majestic ruins of Machu Picchu were named one of the new Seven Wonders of the World.
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