The show of the chili : “Aji de gallina” and “Papa a la Huancaina” Cooking class

(52 reviews)
Lima, Lima, Peru
45 mins

About the tour

Today we will learn about one of the most important Peruvian ingredients , and also fundamental for most Peruvian dishes, the “Aji amarillo” or Peruvian yellow chili, we will teach you two recipients based on this product, and tell you some stories behind both dishes. Surprise your guests with something truly original and easy to make, are you ready? Let’s start! Note: these are not vegetarian recipes , for sensitive people about animal products we advise seeing the list of ingredients before joining. Thanks so much For 2 servings Aji de Gallina 1 chicken breast boiled and shredded 2 onions (red or white) chopped small 4 Peruvian yellow chilies (as an alternative you can use habanero chili, or scotch bonnet chili, other alternative is the pre-made yellow chili paste you can buy at Hispanic bodegas) 1 glass of evaporated milk (if you don’t have it you can use regular milk) 4 slices of white bread 1 boiled hard egg 2 black olives 1 table spoon of garlic paste Pecans (optional) Cooking oil (Vegetable oil) 1 tablespoon of sugar Pepper , cumin, and salt to the taste It comes served with boiled white rice Papa a la Huancaina 4 white potatoes boiled 4 Peruvian yellow chilies (as an alternative you can use habanero chili, or scotch bonnet chili, other alternative is the pre-made yellow chili paste you can buy at Hispanic bodegas) 1 glass of evaporated milk 8 salty soda crackers (or 4 slices or bread) 200gr of fresh white cheese Cooking oil (vegetable oil) 1 table spoon of sugar Salt and pepper to the taste 2 lettuce leaves 2 black olives Tip: buy disposable gloves or save a small plastic bag to protect your hands while deseeding the chili. Disclaimer: allergens not provided.

Meet your local guide


Vanessa is a native from Lima, Perú. An archaeologist wanna-be and momma to three, she is always on a never ending search for the best ceviche in town! Vanessa is an official tour guide and has been an ambassador of her city since 2006 with such a passion for history that she married an archeologist. After spending almost 14 years solely in the travel and tourism space, she decided to reinvent the tour guide wheel and go “virtual” with you! While Lima can sometimes be misunderstood by many for its chaos and busyness, it woos you with its incredible cuisine, warm people and stunning archaeological sites. In her tours, you might catch a spectacular sunset in the ocean while seeing surfers waiting for the last waves before going home, spot an ancient archaeological site, or explore amazing Peruvian dishes at some of the city’s popular restaurants. “My biggest interest lies in being an interpreter of my culture and an ambassador of my country to others visiting Peru. I learned many years ago that travelers see the country they visit through the eyes of their tour guide, and to me, that is a powerful reason to give my 100% each time and to love my job,” she says passionately. Join Vanessa on a tour as she takes you to her favorite places in Lima. You won't find a more passionate and enthusiastic guide.

Vanessa has been guiding since Jan 2006

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We're travelling to Lima with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you'll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and amazing guide.

The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your guide directly from Lima. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your guide and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to book and join, but you have the option to tip the guide during the tour.

Leaving a tip will help support the guides and allow us to offer tours in more places around the world. If you aren't able to leave a tip, then it would be great if you can share the tour with friends and family to spread the word.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

Reviews from travellers

Janet K.

22 February 2021

Absolutely brilliant 👏 I really enjoy these cookery sessions with Vanessa and Marek. They are such a good team and really work hard to make it easy for us

Lily r.

22 February 2021

Love her and her chef husband. Very clear information, great detail and history about the foods she is cooking.

kim b.

21 February 2021

Fabulous informative always learn such interesting things. This couple are so welcoming & an asset to Virtual Trips

Patty S.

21 February 2021

Thank you for inviting us into your home for an authentic Peruvian meal. You and your husband are a delight! It was great to hear the history behind the dishes that were being made. Can't wait for more of your cooking tours.

🌷Heather🌷 .

21 February 2021

Brilliant! Thank you for welcoming me (us) in your home and teaching new recipes. I really enjoyed your cooking class.

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