Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Visit to the Market, Lima

The huge market in Lima has to be one of my all time favorites!
These are just a sampling of the great food items we saw.
The fish section (separate from the rest of the marketplace) had a wonderful assortment of fish.

Click on the photos for a larger view.

After you bought the fish, you could take it to the fish preparation people who would make sure that the items were ready for cooking when you took them home.

Bringing the fresh fish to market.

Everything for the hungry fish lover.

....including Octopus.

In a massive building one block away, one finds everything but the fish.
Below, the very popular Andean Purple Corn which comes only from Peru.

Below are the Peruvian Potatoes. Click on the link to learn more about the 3800 different varieties of Peruvian potatoes. When you purchase a potato in this market, they ask you what you plan to cook, and will advise you of the proper potato to use. This photo shows just a very tiny part of the potato display.

Avocados, one of my favorites.
My local grocer features Avocados from several areas, including the United States, Mexico, and Peru. The Peruvian Avocados are the only ones that I have found which do not turn black when they are ripening. It is said that the Peruvians also have a seedless Avocado, but I have not been able to locate that one.

I was surprised to see this display, offering different items for help with an assortment of ailments.

....and more remedies.

The meats looked very fresh and inviting!

After visiting the market, we were taken to a top restaurant, where a typical meal was prepared for us to sample.


Siddhartha Joshi said...

Very interesting shots of the market...so much meat!

Reima said...

My FAVORITE part of Lima was the market! The different varieties of the fish and seafood were beautiful! Unlike the fish I'm used to seeing! GREAT post!

Joyful said...

It looks like a fantastic market with a wonderful array of fresh foods.

CARLOS said...

I still enjoy your travels, these lovely colors Lima market, fantastic photos. A big hug and Merry Christmas.

Peter said...

An amazing marketplace!

Cezar and Léia said...

wow the Octopus is huge!Impressive and interesting pictures, I also love to visit this kind of open market!
Wishing you a very Happy 2014!
Léia and little LUNA

magda said...

Oooo Margaret
Συγνώμη που γράφω στα Ελληνικά, αλλά δυσκολεύομαι, επειδή δεν ξέρω καλά Αγγλικά :(
Τι υπέροχες φωτογραφίες!!!!
Τα χίλια καλά έχουν!
Εγώ που λατρεύω τα ψάρια, ενθουσιάστηκα!
Σου εύχομαι μια ευτυχισμένη χρονιά με υγεία και πολλά ταξίδια!
Πολλά φιλάκια

magda said...

Σ΄ευχαριστώ πάρα πολύ αγαπημένη μου Margaret!!!
Είναι πολύ ευγενικό εκ μέρους σου!
Πολλά φιλιά