Sandwiches Express the Diverse Influences in Peruvian Cuisine

Molly Each

On the surface, a sandwich seems simple: bread, protein, and a condiment or sauce. But upon closer inspection, the sandwich is an ideal vehicle for expressing an area’s culture, history, and population through flavor. Take sanguches, Peruvian sandwiches, for example.

“[Peru] has African, Spanish, indigenous, and Asian influences,” says Erik Ramirez, chef/owner of Llama Inn and...