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Why Do Parrots (And People) Eat Clay?

  A couple of hypotheses regarding parrots’ practice of geophagy… The parrots of Southeastern Peru crave an earthy delicacy: dirt. At the Colorado clay lick, a cliff face rising above the Tambopata River in the western Amazon Basin, parrots — often hundreds at a time from up to 18 species — gather each day to feast […]

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Newsletter. 10.14.2015 perucheese

The Art of Cheesemaking in Peru

…I had come to Baños to learn about cheesemaking in the Andes after seeing mountains of cheese in the small city of Huanuco. In the central market, there were aisles of cheese—fresh white wheels, stacked up chin-high in front of the vendors. Pitchers of fresh milk, served hot with breakfast and dinner, stood on every […]

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To Build An Empire, Hold The Anchovies

Megalomaniacs, consider yourselves warned. Anchovies will not help you build your empire. To rule long and prosper, serve corn. To read more click here

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