On the subject of Peru, don’t miss the story about the country’s most famous chef, Gaston Acurio, who’s became a national hero for leading a revolution with kitchen knives instead of weapons. It’s Acurio who created the MisturaFestival, together with Apega, the Peruvian Society for Gastronomy.
And since its inception it has managed to unite a huge cross sector of Peruvian culture all connected by one element: food. Peru has 12 regional cuisines, with roots in Spanish and Amerindian culture, mixing Asian, European and African ethnicities.
From Peru, we head next to Brazil, where more than 11,000 foodies attended the Semana Mesa Conference in Sao Paulo: a celebration of Brazil food, which is becoming one of the hot new cuisines, and featuring a few of Italy’s best chefs as special guests. Fine Dining Lovers was right there, and reveals all the secrets to Brazilian cooking while bringing you face to face with Brazil’s new generation of talented chefs. Don’t miss our report and our image gallery.
And when talking about beloved Latin cuisine, who could forget Spain? The nation of experimentation and Michelin stars. We paid a visit to the Basque Countrires and Gastronomika, a culinary congress that is becoming one of the most influential in the world, held in San Sebastian: the city with the highest number of Michelin starred restaurants per capita on the planet and the city of origin to the Arzak family. And take a closer look at the career of Quique Dacosta, that began at age 14 in a pizzeria, where he worked washing dishes, peeling potatoes, and learning all the behind-the-scene steps in a restaurant.
From 28-30 October, join Fine Dining Lovers for a celebration of young culinary talent, when 12 global finalists will battle it out in Milan for the title of best young chef in the world - plus, join our first edition of Brain Food forum. See what's on.
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