Friday, February 27, 2009


ceviche was invented in peru, and is an ancient dish that is quick, cheap and easy to make. fisherman that row into the bay of lima in rickety wooden boats often carry along a couple of red onions, a sweet potato, some lime and an aji pepper. if they get hungry, they grab a fish from their catch and whip up a dish while bobbing in the ocean. in the tiny port of chorrillos, a bunch of old women make ceviche on the spot as the fish come out of the water. and it's not a revived, overpriced, manufactured bit of roots cooking that you might find in the U.S. in some phony place called 'ye old foode market.' it's the real deal, with zero packaging. for surfing, it's especially healthy, and cleans out your sinuses.

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