Pablito's Kitchen Shines a Light on Peruvian-Italian Dishes

Liz Grossman

From the 1840s to the 1880s, an influx of Italian immigrants (many from Liguria) settled into Peru’s coastal cities of Lima and Callao, seeking a better quality of life than the poverty in Europe at the time. They arrived with foods like pasta and pesto, which evolved and came together in dishes like tallarines verdes, or green noodles. The Peruvian-Italian mash-up features onion, spinach, basil, garlic, queso fresco, and walnuts tossed with spaghetti...