Love and Ceviche: Famous Matriarch Passes Along a Delicious Tradition

June 10, 2016 - Take fresh fish, soak it in the juices of onion and lime, and what do you get? Ceviche (seviche), a traditional Latin American dish. But for Julia Ramos and her family, love is an added ingredient. Ramos, 85, has been making the dish for 60 years. She started selling ceviche in her 20s on the beach in Peru. Her dish became so famous that President Manuel A. Odría would invite her to prepare it for him in his palace. She still cooks to this day, but her family is helping to care for her and to carry on the tradition, running the restaurant Doña Julia.

Read more about ceviche and its origins on National Geographic's The Plate.