• Juan Fanning 320 Miraflores Lima Perú
  • Turrón de Doña Pepa, a history of tenderness dressed in purple

    October is synonymous with Procession, it is the Lord of Miracles. October wears purple, smells of incense, and tastes like turrón or nougat, one of the most traditional Peruvian sweets, which until now the source was not accurately known of, or even the name of its creator. The full name is Turrón de Doña Pepa, though it is not always called that. Many historians have argued that in the nineteenth century the dessert was also known as “turrón de miel” or “turrón de Señor de los Milagros.” The recipe was a “peruvian adaptation” of the classic Spanish nougat or alba nougat (a dough made from almonds, pine nuts, hazelnuts or walnuts, all mixed with honey and sugar).