Lima - Prehispanic influences : “Locro”  and salty  “Humitas”

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Prehispanic influences : “Locro” and salty “Humitas”

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(39 reviews)
Vanessa's home, Lima, Peru
45 mins

About the tour

Peruvian cuisine has evolved over thousands of years, and in today’s class we will Tavel back in time to learn about the pre Hispanic cuisine, the history behind the products, and learn to cook something really exotic to surprise your guests ! Note: these are not vegetarian recipes , the for sensitive people about animal products we advise seeing the list of ingredients before joining. Thanks so much 2 servings Locro 1 onion chopped small 3 Peruvian yellow chilies (as an alternative you can use habanero chili, or scotch bonnet chili, other alternative is the pre-made yellow chili paste you can buy at Hispanic bodegas) 2 potatoes 1/5 glass of evaporated milk 1 corn 100 gr of lima beans 200gr of fresh white cheese 250gr of Buttercup squash (or acorn squash or similar) 250gr of beef loin 1/5 spoon of garlic paste Salt and pepper to the taste Served with boiled white rice (optional) For 2 servings Salty Humitas 50 gr of Vegetable shortening 4 corns (if possible with their husks) 1 onion chopped small 1/2 spoon of garlic paste 6 corn husks ( or aluminum foil) 100 gr of white fresh cheese Thin cord Salt to the taste We will need an steamer if possible. Disclaimer: Allergens not provided.

Meet Vanessa


Vanessa is a professional tour guide and ambassador of her city since 2006, and a virtual tour guide since 2020. With over 15 years of experience guiding is still her passion and delivering a great service in every tour is her compromise with you. Take a virtual experience of Lima with her and be surprised by a city with more than 2000 years of history, impressive architecture, one of the best cuisines in the world, warm people, and have a unique and unforgettable experience with a cultural ambassador born and raced in the capital of Perú.

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to Lima with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing content creator.

The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from Lima. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your content creator and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.

The majority of your tip goes directly to support the channel, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

Reviews from travellers

Linda D.

12 March 2021

Another great tour from Vanessa. So much information and great views.

Wendy (Cochrane) Canada ..

11 March 2021

I was not able to join at right at the beginning and when I did there were some connectivity issues at the tour guide's end. Despite that Vanessa did a great job of keeping it going and the recipe looked very interesting.

Darlene K.

11 March 2021

Well planned and prepared. There is a great mix of recipe, instructions and historical background. They are VERY attentive to the chat, questions and food substitutions. Their expertise and warm hosting is evident. I will be back to learn more.

James M.

11 March 2021


Mark R.

11 March 2021

If you haven't been on one of Vanessa's tours including the cooking courses you are missing out

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