Thousands enjoy the famous Pachamanca dish in Peru

Thousands enjoy the famous Pachamanca dish in Peru
Tuesday April 05, 2016
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The Cuasimodo Regional Fair recently took place in Huancayo, where cooks began preparing the famous Pachamanca dish at 3:00 that morning.

Pachamanca is a famous dish that uses many meats and vegetables. It is cooked underground using hot rocks and seasonings. The hot rocks are placed in a hole in the ground to create a make-shift oven and the meat is covered with corn leaves to create a roasting effect.

Almost 8,000 people attended the event and had the opportunity to eat Pachamanca. Because there were so many people, a remarkable quantity of food was used: a half ton of potatoes, 600 kilos of bean, 4,000 corn units, 700 kilos of sweet potatoes, and 600 kilos of meat.

All of this food required help from 3,000 people, in addition to the police force that enforced security. Thanks to all of these people, thousands of attendees enjoyed the traditional delight of Pachamanca.

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