Follow the Native Potato
Project info

Peru was the centre of origin and diversity of more than 3,000 varieties of native potato—one of the most important food crops worldwide—however only around five types are typically consumed beyond the Andean world. In the context of the Peruvian “Gastronomic Boom”, some native potato varieties are starting to be commercialised as “ethnic delicacies” and have thus become more widely consumed in Lima. My project trails and documents both photographically and anthropologically the routes that such potatoes take, from their growing sites in the Central Peruvian Andes to restaurants in Lima.