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Being Frank: Peru, Part 2

In the second half of their Peruvian tasting tour, Franks Castronovo and Falcinelli swig a natural aphrodisiac ("Panty Dropper") en route to the jungle-side city of Iquitos.

by The Franks
Oct 14 2014, 3:00pm
Click here to watch Part 1 of Being Frank: Peru.

In the second half of their Peruvian tasting tour, Franks Castronovo and Falcinelli chomp chili peppers and swig a natural aphrodisiac (branded "Panty Dropper") en route to the jungle-side city of Iquitos. First up, a crash course in Amazonian concept cuisine from chef Pedro Miguel Schiaffino in Lima at his sustainable restaurant, ámaZ—side project to his beloved fine-dining restaurant Malabar, ranked #11 in South America. With their guide in tow, The Franks fly north to ogle Santiago Alvez, a former harpooner who now farms 400-pound paiche in his backyard pond.

Finally, in Iquitos—where the food vibe is survivalist—the boys get down with grubs, piranhas, and all sorts of exotic fruits at Belen Market while getting a noseful of waño waño—local-speak for meat rotted to perfección.

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