The Andean region is one of the eight world centers where plant and animal domestication originated. Given that food is a structural factor of social reality, a description is given of the close relationship that Andean men developed with their geographic surroundings, and the plants and animals they domesticated, giving rise to a remarkable culture that united the extraordinary nutritional richness of their traditional food with a food production, conservation and distribution system that led to a civilization who never experienced hunger. Some foods of ancient Peru are briefly described in the following review.
|Translated title of the contribution||Food in ancient Peru: Haku mikumusum (Let's go to Eat!)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Revista Peruana de Medicina de Experimental y Salud Publica|
|State||Published - 2012|