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Pisco, Pachamanca, and Alligator Pears: Peruvian Food at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival

This year’s Folklife Festival was constrained in both space and scope.  Squeezed onto the Mall between 3rd and 4th Streets, it focused on only one subject: Peru.  But, just as a magnifying glass may concentrate attention on a small but … Continue reading

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The Ends of The Earth, Next Door

I went down to the Folklife Festival on Saturday. I was hoping to go on Friday, because one of the demonstrations at the Chinese kitchen was listed as “Duck Blood Glass Noodle Soup,” but didn’t manage to. “You didn’t miss … Continue reading

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