Toot-Toot — The Panadero is Here!

It’s 7:30 a.m. on a Saturday. And there’s someone blowing his bike-horn outside the window. Toot-toot. Toot-toot-toot. Toot-toot-tooooooooot.

In typical New Yorker mode, all I want to do is to fling the window open and scream: “Shut up you idiot, I want to sleep!”

But I don’t. I turn in my bed, shake Eduardo’s shoulder and say “The Panadero is here.”  Eduardo gets up, leans out of the window and whistles. A minute later, fresh bread is brought to our door, on the fourth floor of a walk-up building. Instead of hating, I’m learning to love the early morning tooting of his horn.

The panadero is the breadman. His job is to bike around the neighborhood with his bread-cart, and deliver fresh bread from the bakeries to people – like us – who are too lazy to get up and go out to get their own bread. How wonderful! It’s one of those luxuries in life that most people can’t afford, and here in Lima you can have it — almost for free.


1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Anna
    Sep 19, 2011 @ 08:44:57

    How fantastic! Yum! Would be really hard for me to stay away from bread in Peru.


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