1. Your earliest memories of eating involve you dumping spoonfuls of ají onto every inch of your food.
Who else remembers being three and gobbling down food so spicy that it made snot drip down your nose on a regular basis? Mm, delicioso.
2. Marinera competitions and Peruvian festivals were regular family outings, and you stood out like a sore thumb for not looking “stereotypically Peruvian”.