Author Melissa Reichwage

Melissa is a contributing writer to our travel blog.

Culinary Adventures A Peruvian farmer displays some of the 3000 types of Peruvian potatoes at Mistura. Photograph: Matthew Barker 2010
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First cultivated on the altiplano in Peru, there are still over 2,800 varieties of potato grown, more than any other nation. Peruvians don’t take the humble spud lightly.