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Cocina de Coprodeli

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Editorial Review

Twenty months ago, Peru was hit by an earthquake that measured 8.0 on the Richter scale -- a particularly devastating event that killed hundreds, destroyed 58,000 homes and leveled 80 percent of the city of Pisco. The region is recovering slowly, and more help is still needed. Tonight at the Josephine Butler Parks Center, the charity Coprodeli USA is hosting an evening of food, drink and music to raise money to help those in the Ica region of Peru. Dine on tapas prepared by chef Manuel Flores of Ceiba, sip wine or pisco sour cocktails made with Macchu Pisco, listen to traditional music and watch dance performances. All proceeds go to housing reconstruction and business development. Tickets are $15 in advance from coprodeliusa.org and $20 at the door (tip: they're fully tax deductible),

-- Fritz Hahn (April 2008)