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Food Markets in 19th Century Lima, Peru


The Afro Peruvian artist Pancho Fierro provides insights into 19th century Peruvian food markets. Born in 1807, Fierro spent his entire life in Lima where he worked in obscurity as a painter. He remained illiterate and earned a meager living painting advertisements, street signs, and making furniture. 250 works of art, the majority of which he did not sign are credit to him based on his distinctive style. Until his death in 1879 at the age of 71, much of his painting, as illustrated above, are about the food markets of Lima (Note: Many thanks to researcher Victor Achar)

Peruvian Foodways and Recipes: http://www.foodasalens.com/search?q=Peru

Africans in Mexico and Peru Video:  http://www.pbs.org/wnet/black-in-latin-america/featured/full-episode-mexico-peru/227/

Market Series with Recipes: http://www.foodasalens.com/search?q=Markets

Food Markets in 1940s Chicago

Food Markets in Colonial Lima, Peru