Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Oropesa, "Land of the bread"

Patrick with the pan grande

We drove through this tiny town en route to Tipon today. Oropesa is about 30 minutes from Cuzco and famous for its bread, which most all of the villagers participate in the baking of in their 300-year-old ovens.

When our car slowed down on the side of the main street, a flock of bread-sellers surrounded the windows. As you can see from the picture, we held out for the biggest loaf. This monster was lunch for 5 people, and was light & fluffy with raisins sprinkled in.

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