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.
CNN's Nick Parker spent the day with superchef Gaston Acurio, getting his take on the rise of Peru as a culinary power.
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:
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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