Talks about the coca plant and the diverse products that are now available, like tea, cream, extracts, powder and liquor. Also mentions the chewing of the coca leaf to reduce pain from hunger and for strength and endurance. Shows the variety of coca products and gifts currently available.
José Antonio is one of Chabuca Granda's well known songs and part of the lyrics are included (English and Spanish). Description is also given of the Barranco area, including the statues; the Peruvian paso horse, the chalanes and the typical clothes they wear (jipi japa hat, linen poncho and scarf). There is also a video of Chabuca singing her composition.
I come from Peru, so llamas are a symbol of my country and the Andean region. Covers llama as food, their milk and their food, as well as trekking and general llama trivia (stamps, jewelry, pottery, stuffed animals).
Maca is a plant native to the high Andes of Bolivia and Peru. Maca has been an important traditional food and medicinal plant where it is grown. It is regarded as a highly nutritious, energy-giving food, and as a medicine that enhances strength, endurance and it is also considered to be an aphrodisiac.
Description of the crop and its importance in the Andean civilizations. Unlike wheat or rice, quinoa is a complete protein, as it has all 8 essential amino acids. It is also gluten free and easy to digest. A short history is given explaining its importance in the Inca Empire. Videos also show how to prepare it and links are also given to quinoa salads, soups and savory dishes.