El Juane

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Amazonas, Peru
El Juane - Presentation at regional fair.
El Juane - Chicken Juane with banana and cocona's sauce.
El Juane - Amazon ají, the red is called 'Pipí de mono'
El Juane - Bijao - large-leafed plant, native to the rainforest (source Internet)
El Juane - All a people working for the feast (Internet)
El Juane - Cocona and ají.
El Juane - Cocona - highly nutritious fruit native Peruvian jungle (contains iron, vitamin c, b2, b5, calcium, phosphorus and others)

El Juane Amazonas Reviews

Nana_gincin Nana_gin…
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De la selva su Juane / from jungle its Juane Jun 25, 2014
Todos los años y desde tiempos perdidos en la memoria de la gente, en la amazonía peruana se celebra el 24 de Junio la Fiesta de San Juan, en conmemoración de Juan Bautista. Esta fiesta atrae a turistas de todas partes y no hay local, vivienda o calle donde los alegres personajes dejen de bailar, comer y beber, y en esta ocasión voy a hablar del "Juane", un plato típico de la selva y sobretodo muy consumido en esta fecha.

El "Juane" es la versión moderna de un viejo hábito, cuando los pobladores amazónicos se internaban en la selva llevando sus alimentos envueltos en hojas, pero fue la costumbre de salir al campo durante esta fecha la que creó el vínculo entre el plato con la fiesta, por ello el nombre.

El tiempo se encargó de moldearlo y crear variedades: “juane” de yuca, de chancho, “avispa-juane” (asociado a las avispas del monte) o el “nine juane”, cocido en brasas ardientes. Se cree que en un principio fueron sólo trozos de yuca con carne de animales, pero luego se introdujeron el arroz, las aceitunas y otros ingredientes que no son típicos de la Amazonia.

En la actualidad, la costumbre más oriunda es la de desayunar, almorzar y cenar juanes. Hacerlo es como comulgar. Están envueltos en hojas del bijao y acompañados de una salsa de cebolla y ají de cocona. Cada bocado ensancha la sonrisa del hombre amazónico y alimenta su mirada con el orgullo que produce nuestra identidad.

En Lima no salimos al río pero si nos agasajamos con un bocado de Juane. Algunas fotos son mías otras son de internet, pero espero puedan darse una idea de la delicia que es "de la selva su Juane".

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Every year since time and lost in the memory of people, in the Peruvian Rain Forest is celebrated on June 24th "Feast of San Juan", in commemoration of John the Baptist. This festival attracts tourists from all over and there is no local, home or street where the funny people stop dancing, eating and drinking, and this time I will talk about the "Juane", a typical dish of the jungle and above all very consumed on this date.

The "Juane" is the modern version of an old habit when amazonian villagers into the forest carrying their food wrapped in leaves, but it was the custom to take the food to the field for this date that created the link between party and the dish, hence the name.

Weather was commissioned to mold and create varieties: "juane" of cassava, with pork, "wasp-juane" (associated with wasps mount) or "nine juane" cooked on hot coals. It is believed that initially were only cassava chips with beef cattle but is introduced rice, olives and other ingredients that are not typical of the Amazon.

At present, the native custom is to eat breakfast, lunch and dinner juanes. Doing so is like communion. They are wrapped in bijao's leaves and accompanied by a sauce of onions, ají (chili) and cocona. Every mouthful widens amazonian man smiling and feeds his eyes with pride that produces our identity.

In Lima we don't go to the river but we feasted with a mouthful of Juane. Some photos are mine, some are from internet, but I hope they can get an idea of ​​the delight that is "from jungle its Juane".
All a people working for the feast…
Bijao - large-leafed plant, native…
Presentation at regional fair.
Chicken Juane with banana and coco…
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Nana_gincin says:
Hi Helen. Deep thank you for your words and I must admit I enjoyed seeing the Juane protagonist of the day, a small grain of sand to make known some of our Amazon. Nice weekend miss :)!
Posted on: Jun 26, 2014
Nana_gincin says:
Really thank you for your congrats and smiles, I hope someday you can visit my country and taste a Juane and other dishes! :D
Posted on: Jun 26, 2014
HelenP says:
Well done Nancy.. Front page again.
Posted on: Jun 26, 2014
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