The House of Peruvian Gastronomy has proposed the task of presenting the history and meaning of the typical foods of Peru in its entirety. The exhibition in the museum actually shows all kinds of aspects of the Peruvian food culture. There are, for example, sculptures of the Inca and pre-Inca cultures, which represent the food and drink of their time, including photos of corn cobs and fish.
In ancient cultures, food was often placed in the deceased’s tomb as an accessory. They are also used to cook containers that are under the displays. In addition, it shows how it was cooked in stone ovens or clay pots. The influence of foods imported from Europe is not too short. Because with the conquest of Peru by the Spaniards, the culinary possibilities with foreign ingredients expanded rapidly. Today, it is said, is the favorite dish of Peruvian roast chicken.
In the form of life-size scenes, visitors know the culinary traditions of the various eras and regions. A special exhibition is the replica of a painting of the Last Supper. Here it becomes particularly clear how Peruvian cuisine found its way into depicting Christian scenes: instead of a sacrificial lamb, guinea pigs can be found on the table.