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Taste of Perú - Miami Beach Convention Center

By October 26, 2010

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If you live in Miami, there are still a couple of days left to sample a "Taste of Perú" at the Miami Beach Convention Center. I learned something interesting about the history of the famous Peruvian roasted chicken (pollo a la brasa) from this article about the Miami food festival.  Apparently two Swiss expatriates in Lima popularized the dish in the 1950's, at their  restaurant La Granja Azul (which is still a popular Lima restaurant), and they also patented the mechanical spit that roasts multiple chickens simultaneously (el rotombo).

Taste of Perú -This Week at Miami Beach Convention Center
Roast Your Own Pollo a la Brasa (in the oven)
Peruvian-style Rotisserie Chicken
More Interesting Pollo a la Brasa Facts and History (from Living in Peru)

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