As Gastón Acurio, Peru's culinary ambassador and chef behind Astrid y Gastón, traveled through Peru to write this cookbook, he came across dishes he never knew, ones melded from new immigrants and innovation, and feared they would be lost to others as they were to him. So he has undertaken the massive task of recording what he discovered, from ceviches of all sorts to obscure Japanese-inspired potato dumplings, in this mighty tome dedicated to Peruvian cuisine. Hence, there are a whopping 500 recipes in this cookbook, and it's a fascinating journey.

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