Few people know that Peru gave potatoes to the world. There are thousands of different types and they’re a huge part of the staple diet. At Peruvian markets you can find every type, shape, size and colour – from red and purple to normal white and Yukon gold ones – which are sun yellow when cooked. In the olden days when there were no fridges, Peruvians used to freeze dry crops of potatoes in the mountains, rehydrating and cooking them in the summer when needed. Peruvian dried potato is called papa seca and it is delicious when paired with truffles and cep purée.