El juane, a dish with a lot of history to celebrate the Day of de San Juan

In the third week of June the northern city of Iquitos celebrates the feast of San Juan with one of its most famous dishes: the juane. This Peruvian stew is made mainly of rice, eggs, olives and chicken and is seasoned with turmeric which gives it its characteristic yellow colouring. It is wrapped in bijao leaves.

The dish owes its name to San Juan Bautista who was beheaded by King Herod, as detailed in the Bible story that the Spaniards brought to the Peru.

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