The primary ingredient found in nearly every Peruvian dish is rice, potatoes, chicken, pork, lamb and fish. Most of these meals include “aji”, or better known as a Peruvian hot pepper. They vary in colour being yellow, red and red rocoto pepper
Today more than 2,000 varieties of potato can be found in the Cusco region. They range in color from purple to blue, and yellow to brown. Sizes and textures vary as well. Some are as small as nuts, others can be as large as oranges and in the highland region they process the potatoes by dehydrating them.