Posts tagged comfort foods
"Chupe": Vegan Corn and Potato Chowder

Every New Year's Day, at my mother-in-law's, they make chupe. It's the perfect comfort/hangover/post-late night food on the planet, but it was only when we moved from Venezuela to Spain when I truly understood the reason this soup was meant to be eaten in January, and why it's a dish originally created in the mountains of Peru, it's the perfect hearty and filling soup for those winter blues or for whenever there's a little chill in the air.

Although this is a Peruvian specialty, many families across Latin America prepare this dish, with multiple variations, meaning they make chupe in a completely different way at my grandfather´s house than they do at Carlos's grandfather's house. I love it when dishes start changing in small ways to create even more delicious creations.

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