Cookbook cover for Peruvian Power Foods


Manuel Villacorta, MS, RD, and Jamie Shaw

HCI Books
September 2013
$18.95/Trade Paperback
ISBN-13: 978-0757317224


Manuel Villacorta, MS, RD, is one of the leading nutrition experts in the country. A national spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (2010-2013), a health contributor for The Huffington Post, and a health contributor for Fox News Latino. Jamie Shaw is a writer, a foodie, and a brand expert.

While superfoods have entered the health food conversation in recent years, most people are unaware that many of the most powerful foods on the planet hail from Peru. Not only are these foods teeming with healing effects, they are also packed with flavor, transforming ordinary, everyday healthy meals into something extraordinary.

PERUVIAN POWER FOODS introduces the top superfoods from the Andes to the Amazon and their myriad health benefits. Choosing from more than 100 recipes, you’ll learn traditional, innovative dishes inspired by one of the most exciting cuisines today, celebrated by chefs around the globe. From super-quick smoothies and energy packed breakfasts to sublime entrees, cocktails, and more, you can satisfy your palate while eating for longevity and vitality. Indulge yourself with:

Breakfast granola made with lucuma, a tangy tropical fruit that helps balance high blood pressure. Savory white bean hummus made with sacha inchi, a powerful omega-3 for heart health and brain power. Gluten-free morning bread made with pichuberry, a cancer-fighting, low glycemic, weight-loss-friendly fruit. Energy-boosting exercise shake made with maca, an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant known as “Nature’s Viagra” because it helps potency in men. Decadent dessert truffles made with antioxidant cacao and camu camu, which packs a power dose of vitamin C to boost immunity.

From Peru to your plate, this power food makeover will allow you to enjoy optimal health and optimal flavor one meal at a time.

“I am delighted to recommend this book because readers will learn about the considerable health benefits, but also the practical and delicious ways to incorporate these foods into their everyday cooking.”  Gastòn Acurio, noted Peruvian chef