My Favorite Dish? Carapulca!

For this assignment, we had to say what our favorite dish is. Since we needed to complete at least six stars worth of the assignment from our character’s perspective, I decided to do my character’s favorite dish.

As for some background, my character is a Peruvian woman who lives in the villages of Peru. I, myself, am a Peruvian-American who has visited Peru so many times I have lost track. Both of my parents are Peruvian, and I eat a Peruvian meal everyday (gracias abuelita) so I can say that I am well educated in Peruvian dishes.

So for this assignment, I was able to tell my character’s favorite dish. Now you may be assuming that I just told my favorite dish since both my character and I are Peruvian but sorry, you are wrong.

You see, my character is from the village, and carapulca is a food from the village. Though I have had it many times, it is not my favorite, but it is my character’s favorite, maybe because she lives in the village?

To create this assignment, I first wrote out what I wanted to say from my character’s perspctive. I then searched on Google for images I could add to the video. Once I found them, I saved them and opened them on iMovie. I added a voiceover to the images. I made sure to talk in an accent because after all, my character is a Peruvian woman and English is not her first language. I then exported the video and uploaded it to YouTube.

This was my finished product.


“Hmm, my favorite dish?

Well having grown up in Peru my entire life, there is a lot of food that I like.

Ceviche, Arroz con Pollo, Carapulca, Aji de Gallina, and so much more!

Did you know Peru has been voted year after year for being the country with best ethnic food? Of course everyone knows what Ceviche is and well, if you don’t, then it might be time to learn more about it.

However, my favorite is carapulca. Mmm, my mouth is watering just thinking about it. Carapulca is made of sun dried potato. The potato is dried directly on the ground. That’s why you must be careful when preparing the dish. You don’t want to accidentally get little rocks in your dish.

Now tell me, child, what’s your favorite food?”

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