Post Tagged with: "Rick Vecchio"

Chicken Little in the Inca Heartland

Chicken Little in the Inca Heartland

By Rick Vecchio ✐ Peruvian Times Contributing Editor ☄ “There is so much more to Peru than Cusco and Machu Picchu.” How many times has that refrain found its way into print and onto the Internet? Tell it to Cusco as it ramps up a two-day general strike to overturn Legislative […]

The Master Plan: Machu Picchu Reconceptualized

The Master Plan: Machu Picchu Reconceptualized

By Rick Vecchio ✐ Peruvian Times Contributing Editor ☄ An ambitious master plan for Machu Picchu was approved a few days ago that calls for a dramatic “reconceptualization” of the Inca Citadel, backed by a proposed $43.7 million* makeover of its tourist infrastructure. A striking feature of the 2015-2019 plan is how it frames and deals […]

Celebrating Pisco Day as pisco sour history gets re-write

Celebrating Pisco Day as pisco sour history gets re-write

Since the post a few days ago about the evolving history of Peru’s national cocktail, the Pisco Sour, and whether it was truly invented by expat American saloon owner Victor V. Morris, we have started pouring through the archives of the West Coast Leader in search of answers. And it isn’t looking good for Vic Morris.

Beguiling History of the Pisco Sour, With a Twist

Beguiling History of the Pisco Sour, With a Twist

By Rick Vecchio ✐ Peruvian Times Contributing Editor ☄ Does a Creole precursor to the ‘Original Pisco Sour’ recipe ruin a nostalgic narrative, or simply add a level of complexity to a great tale of expat American ingenuity? In little more than a week, people across Peru will be mixing […]