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Pedro Miguel Schiaffino
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Peruvian chef Pedro Miguel Schiaffino wins Icon Award of Latin America's 50 Best 2019
Peruvian chef Pedro Miguel Schiaffino has been announced as the winner of the American Express Icon Award 2019 for Latin America’s 5
Chef Caroline Bazan Latin America's Best Female Chef 2019
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Chef Carolina Bazán is named Latin America's Best Female Chef 2019
Chile's Carolina Bazán has been named as Latin America's Best Female Chef 2019 ahead of Latin America's 50 Best Restaurants ceremony.
Gustu’s latest culinary adventure at Salar de Uyuni salt flats
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Gustu’s latest culinary adventure at Salar de Uyuni salt flats
How is taking fine dining and gastronomy at 3,656 meters above the sea?
Cartagena de Indias, a Caribbean dream for foodies
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Cartagena de Indias, a Caribbean dream for foodies
Discover with us the best places to dine or have a drink in beautiful Colombia's city, which gastronomic scene is rising higher and higher.
Astrid Y Gaston restaurant celebrates 25 years with a unique dinner
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Astrid Y Gaston restaurant celebrates 25 years with a unique dinner
Astrid & Gastón celebrated 25 years since the restaurant in Lima first opened its doors in characteristic style on 13 July with an S.Pellegr
Gordon Ramsay makes Alpaca scrambled eggs in Peru
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Gordon Ramsay makes Alpaca scrambled eggs in Peru
Alpaca is usually known for its soft fur, but if you are a foodie who has traveled to Peru, or its neighbouring South American countries, you may also know t
São Paulo, The sushi capital of Latin America
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São Paulo, The sushi capital of Latin America
São Paulo is a sprawling megalopolis that couldn’t be farther away from the clichés often as
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More than a chef devoted to Peruvian cuisine, Gastón Acurio is a watershed for the projection of the culture of his country in the world.
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One of the most admired chefs in the world, Alex Atala managed to put his country (Brazil) on the map of world cuisine, attracting the attention of cooks and
Conscious carnivore rises in Argentina
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Conscious carnivore rises in Argentina
In Buenos Aires, the steak capital of the world, chefs are seeking to change the habits of the locals in one of the world’s biggest beef-consuming countries.
Affordable Luxury: Santiago, Chile
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Affordable Luxury: Santiago, Chile
Are you planning a journey to the fascinating Chilean capital? Follow our tips and discover the best affordable places to eat in Santiago, Chile.
Still smiling after 25 years: Astrid y Gaston's special birthday
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Still smiling after 25 years: Astrid y Gaston's special birthday
Top chefs from all over the world gathered in Lima to celebrate the restaurant and also Peruvian cuisine's recent history. Take a look at the unique dishes!
Rodolfo Guzman on His New Boragó Restaurant
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Rodolfo Guzman on His New Boragó Restaurant
Rodolfo Guzman speaks about the new location of his award-winning Borago restaurant which will contain a research centre dedicated to Chilean food.
A new kind of fine dining kiosks in Rio de Janeiro is making 'beach food' fancier
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A new kind of fine dining kiosks in Rio de Janeiro is making 'beach food' fancier
Chefs, bartenders, and even a luxury hotel group are landing in the local coastline, changing an entire ecosystem of street eating in the Marvelous City.
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More than a wine region: an Uco Valley tasting tour
Argentina's biggest wine-producing region is also a unique fine dining destination. From Martitegui's spot to the best empanadas, enjoy our delicious trip!
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The perfect Momento? Discovering treasures in the forest
In the heart of Peru's Amazon, discovering the future of food with scientists, linguists, designers and actors: the most weird and special food festival ever.
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Virgilio Martinez and His Very Different Food Festival
Find out why a linguist, an insect expert, a neurosurgeon and some of the world's best chefs are taking a trip together to The Amazon.
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Tsumura's new challenge: 'I'm opening in Bogotá'
The chef from Maido, #1 restaurant in Latin America's 50 Best list, says he is opening a new restaurant in Bogotá and has great plans for his continent in 2019.
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Latam50Best: Peru Wins Again
We ask why the city of Lima in Peru has topped Latin America's 50 Best Restaurants list for six years in a row.
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'The best ingredients from Latin America are yet to be discovered'
Brazilian chef Manu Buffara, awarded Miele One To Watch for LatAm 50 Best, talks about her work, the women in gastronomy and the rise of local ingredients.
Alfred Oliveri, Argentina
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Culinary Zinema 2018: Tegui - un Asunto de Familia Trailer
Alfred Oliveri, Argentina - On the 10th anniversary of Tegui, the top chef Germán Martitegui decided to close its doors and lead his entire
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Wine, food and nature: an Argentine Tasting Tour
Enjoy a gastronomic road trip through Argentina with Fine Dining Lovers: from Córdoba to the province of Mendoza, until Patagonia and Puerto Iguazú.
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10 Restaurants That Are Innovating Brazilian Cuisine
The vast South American country is home to a new wave of food innovators reinventing local food scenes. Here are our tips for exploring new Brazilian cuisine.
See Dishes from Kjolle, Pía Leon's First Solo Restaurant
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See Dishes from Kjolle, Pía Leon's First Solo Restaurant
Take a look at dishes from chef Pía Leon's brand new restaurant, Kjolle, in Lima, Peru.
Make an Acai Bowl With Just 3 Ingredients
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Make an Acai Bowl With Just 3 Ingredients
Acai bowls are perfect for breakfast or anytime you need a little pick-me-up. Learn how to make them with just three ingredients. A must-try recipe!
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Pía Leon: 'It's Time to Tell My Story'
We chat to chef Pía Leon, one half of the dynamic duo behind Lima's Central, ahead of the opening of her first solo restaurant Kjolle.
Salvadoran Cuisine: 8 Traditional Dishes For Your Bucket List
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Salvadoran Cuisine: 8 Traditional Dishes For Your Bucket List
From tempting tamales and pupusas to soups and delicious tres leches cake, discover some of the most popular dishes from El Salvador.
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Alvaro Clavijo: 'Innovate from Tradition'
A chat with the Colombian chef of El Chato restaurant in Bogotá, about his career around the world and what brought him back to Colombian culinary roots.
15+ Dishes from Brazil's New Two-Michelin-Star Restaurants
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15+ Dishes from Brazil's New Two-Michelin-Star Restaurants
Feast your eyes on delicious dishes from those restaurants newly awarded two stars in the Michelin Guide to Brazil 2018.
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Michelin Guide to Brazil 2018 – the Full List
The Michelin Guide to Brazil 2018, focusing on Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, features two new two star restaurants – see the full list.
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Virgilio Martinez: 'Teamwork is Technique'
The Peruvian chef shares his advice for rising young chefs, some of his own career mistakes and news from his latest restaurant.
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Diary of a #SPYoungChef at Astrid y Gastón, Lima
The German S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2018 finalist, Falko Weiß, was in Lima for a three-day internship at Astrid y Gastón. Here's his personal diary about it.
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Jefferson Rueda's Ode to Pork
Running the most sought-after restaurant in São Paulo right now, chef Rueda wants to be more connected to his city offering good and more affordable food.
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The Inspiring Flavors of The Amazon
Take a journey with Virgilio Martinez and a team of researchers as they set out to understand the biodiversity, culture and deliciousness of The Amazon.
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Alex Atala: 'Feeding the World is a Paradox'
The Brazilian superstar chef wants to plant 10 seeds: 10 big ideas that will help determine how we feed the planet in the future.
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FRU.TO: The highlights from Alex Atala's Food Symposium
An overview of the Food Symposium that gathered food experts in São Paulo to discuss sustainability and the best way 'to feed the future'.
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A Guide to Argentine Meat with Pablo Rivero
Chef Pablo Rivero of Don Julio restaurant talks about the different cuts of meat that are commonly available in Argentina. Enjoy his tips!
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29 New Dishes from Gaston Acurio in 2017
Gaston Acurio, the powerhouse of Peruvian gastronomy, shares a look back at his 2017 creations: 29 wonderful new dishes in one year.
Guatemala
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Guatemala, a Tasting Tour with Diego Télles
Chef Diego Télles of the Flor de Lis restaurant offers some guidelines for exploring Guatemala through the fascinating flavours of the Mayan heritage.
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Boragó by Rodolfo Guzmán | Gallery
A selection of amazing pictures from Boragó: Coming from the South, a book by the Chilean chef Rodolfo Guzmán, in which he introduces the reader to the excit
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Rodolfo Guzmán's Trip into Chilean Cuisine
Take a look at amazing pictures from the Chilean chef’s new book, out November 2017, featuring the secrets of his creative process and of Chilean gastronomy.
Maido
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Maido Wins Latin America's 50 Best 2017
Watch the moment Maido restaurant in Lima, Peru is revealed as Latin America's Best Restaurant 2017, plus chef Mitsuharu Tsumura's accepatance speech.
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Latin America's 50 Best Restaurants 2017 – the Full List
Latin America's 50 Best Restaurants has a new number one – see the full list.
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Viviana Navarrete: 'The Chilean wine industry Is Not Standing Still'
A Chat with the Chilean winemaker about how innovative vintners are currently creating new possibilities for Chilean wine.
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Felipe Bronze: 'I've Never Felt So Free'
Brazilian chef Felipe Bronze talks about newly revived restaurant Oro, One to Watch at Latin America's 50 Best Restaurants 2017, and his plans for the future.
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Oro is Latin America’s One to Watch
Oro restaurant in Rio, helmed by chef Felipe Bronze, has been named as the One to Watch ahead of Latin America's 50 Best Restaurants 2017.
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Kamilla Seidler is Leaving Gustu
The Copenhagen-born chef is to depart the restaurant/social enterprise in La Paz, Bolivia at the end of the year.
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Rafael Osterling: 'Just Learn, Be Strong'
A chat with the S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2018 mentor for South America, about Peruvian cuisine, seafood and how diplomacy helped him become a chef.
Buenos Aires
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Buenos Aires: a city tasting tour with Germán Martitegui
Waiting for Latin America's 50 Best, live-streamed from Bogota by FDL, let's discover good food places around Argentina’s capital together with chef Martitegui.
How To Make Ceviche: Essential Tips From Chef Gastón Acurio
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How To Make Ceviche: Essential Tips From Chef Gastón Acurio
Want to learn how to make ceviche? You'll be able to recreate restaurant-style ceviche at home with these tips and recipes from Peruvian Chef Gastón Acurio.
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Leonor Espinosa Wins the 2017 Basque Culinary World Prize
Colombian chef Leonor Espinosa has won the 2017 Basque Culinary World Prize for her pioneering work reviving the country's culinary traditions.
13 Different Chiles Explained
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13 Different Chiles Explained
Get to know more about exactly what chile to use when cooking with this useful chart from America’s Test Kitchen.
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Watch Momento in The Andes
Take a look back at Momento, a unique event organised by Virgilio Martinez in the Andes of Peru.
16 Dishes from Brazil's Newly Starred Restaurants
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16 Dishes from Brazil's Newly Starred Restaurants
Take a look at 16 mouthwatering dishes from those restaurants awarded stars in the Michelin Guide to Brazil 2017.
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Michelin Guide to Brazil 2017 - the Full List
The new red guide, covering Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, reveals this year's stayers and movers as well as a handful of new starred restaurants.
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Havana, Cuba: a City Tasting Tour
With a reported four million tourists in 2016, Cuba has been the talk of the town. Capital Havana receives the majority of them: where to eat when in the city
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Bogotà, Colombia: a City Tasting Tour
A list of Bogotá restaurants and bars where you can try the best Colombian classics, from breakfast chocolate and cheese to an evening cocktail.
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Nicaragua's Best Food, a Tasting Tour
Pan de coco, plantains, rice, red beans and cheese: let’s set off to discover Nicaragua’s best foods and the right places to try them.
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Luxury Bites: 5 of the World's Most Exclusive Food Experiences
Dreaming of a luxury food experience? Here are five of the most exclusive food experiences in the world.
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Fighting Lionfish, One Bite at a Time
How chef Jorge Rausch is convincing the world to cook with infesting lionfish: "I'm not on a crusade, it's a gastronomical solution to an ecological problem."
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Virgilio Martinez: "We're Opening New Restaurants"
Central restaurant in Lima is relocating and Virgilio Martinez and his team will open a brand new restaurant in Moray.
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Claude Troisgros, a Chef Always Moving Forward
The recipient of LatAm Lifetime Achievement Award 2016 celebrates his 40-year career: his work changed Brazil's gastronomy, without even speaking Portuguese.
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Salvador De Bahia, a City Tasting Tour
Ahead of Latin America's 50 Best Restaurants 2016, let's explore Brazilian cuisine in Salvador de Bahia.
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Finding Food in One of The Driest Places on The Planet
Slurping rocks, sniffing shrooms and chewing the desert. Join Rodolfo Guzman as he embarks on a mission to one of the driest places on Earth.
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Cooking the Classics: Chilean Porotos Granados
A look at porotos granatos, the Chilean light soup recipe prepared with borlotti beans: vegan and super easy to make, it's an ode to good and local ingredients.
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Virgilio Martínez's New Restaurant Cookbook Arrives: Central
The acclaimed chef captures the beauty of his homeland and the indigenous ingredients on the tasting menu of his innovative Peruvian restaurant, Central.
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Bogotá, the New Wave of South American Fine Dining
With just a few weeks to go before the LatAm 50 Best Restaurants 2016 on 26 September, we met some of the best chefs from Colombia's capital.
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Kamilla Seidler is Latin America's Best Female Chef 2016
Meet Kamilla Seidler, picked as Latin America's Best Female Chef 2016: she will receive the award during the ceremony, on 26 September in Mexico City.
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Massimo Bottura's New Soup Kitchen Opens in Brazil
The latest soup kitchen from Massimo Bottura's Food for Soul foundation has opened in Rio de Janeiro, using surplus food from the Olympic Games.
You Gotta Make These Olympic Donuts
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You Gotta Make These Olympic Donuts
Colorful, tasty and beautiful – these Olympic donuts are the perfect way to cheer on your home team doing the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.
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Olympic Meals: Where the Chefs Eat in Rio
With the Olympic Games to begin in Rio de Janeiro, we asked locals chefs to recommend their favourite bars and restaurant to enjoy the city's food and drinks.
Food Quiz: Can You Name These 9 Brazilian Fruits?
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Food Quiz: Can You Name These 9 Brazilian Fruits?
Do you know your pitaya from your noni? Test your knowledge of Brazilian fruits with this fun food quiz.
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María Fernanda Di Giacobbe: Planting a New Country
Meet María Fernanda Di Giacobbe, winner of the Basque World Culinary Prize, and a woman who is changing her country of Venezuela using the power of cacao.
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María Fernanda Di Giacobbe Wins Basque World Culinary Prize
The Basque World Culinary Prize has been awarded to María Fernanda Di Giacobbe for her work with Venezuelan cacao.
Peru's Chefs Show You How to Make Leche de Tigre (Tiger's Milk)
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Peru's Chefs Show You How to Make Leche de Tigre (Tiger's Milk)
Learn this recipe by a great video from Peru with local chefs, cooks and restaurant owners offering up their secrets for cooking the perfect Leche de Tigre.
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Massimo Bottura: Next Stop? Brazil
The Italian chef Massimo Bottura, crowned owner of the best restaurant in the world, wants to help feed the planet: one ‘ugly eggplant’ at a time.
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10 Brazilian Fruits You've Probably Never Tasted
At Fine Dining Lovers we love discovering and sharing unusual things: here is a Brazilian fruit list, featuring 10 of Brazil’s finest and strangest fruits.
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Mendoza Wine Tour: 6 Wineries to Try
There is no better place than the foothills of the Andes to explore the wonderful world of wine: here is a selection of 6 wineries to try in Mendoza.
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Gaston Acurio: Cooking a Message
An exclusive interview with Gaston Acurio about his first few months back in the kitchen and why ceviche doesn't necessarily have to contain fish.
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Caipirinha, a Cocktail Worthy of the Olympics
With the 2016 Olympic Games around the corner the focus is on Brazil. In true Olympic spirit we went through a tasting of the national cocktail, caipirinha.
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Gelinaz! Walk With Us Event, São Paulo
Rodrigo Oliveira, Ze Almeida and Alex Atala were just three of the 14 chefs to take part in the extraordinary culinary extravaganza that was Gelinaz! São Paulo.
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Michelin Guide to Brazil 2016 Unveiled
The Michelin Guide to Brazil 2016, which focuses on Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, awards four restaurants their first star, while D.O.M. retains two.
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The Rolling Stones Biting Cuba
A closer look at the restaurant and menu enjoyed by Mick Jagger & Co. after their historical free show in la Havana, the end of their Latin America Olé Tour.
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Giovanna Grossi: "Happy to Be Brazil's First Woman at Bocuse d'Or"
Meet Giovanna Grossi, the first female chef to represent Brazil in the upcoming Bocuse d'Or. Here's our exclusive interview fresh off the Latin American finals.
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6 ALTURAS at Central in Lime
Watch some amazing plating at the Central restaurant in Lima, Peru. 
See These Amazing Dishes from Central in Peru
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See These Amazing Dishes from Central in Peru
Watch this amazing food porn video from the Central restaurant in Lima as the Virgilio Martinez and team plate up some of their dishes.
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Gaston Acurio: "I'm Coming Back to The Kitchen"
The Peruvian Gaston Acurio will be leaving retirement and returning to the kitchen to cook once again at Astrid y Gastón. Read this exclusive interview.
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Watch Virgilio Martinez's Culinary Journey
We catch up with Virgilio Martinez as he talks about his recent trip to Acomayo for CNN's Culinary Journeys television show.
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Virgilio Martinez: "Everything Has to Move"
We sit down for an interview with Virgilio Martinez as he explains his exciting plans for relocating his Central restaurant from Lima to Cusco.
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Roberta Sudbrack: "Back to the Origins, Back to Street Food"
Waiting for 2015 Latin America 50 Best Restaurants full list we met LatAm Best Female Chef Roberta Sudbrack, reconnecting with roots of her cooking career.
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Would You Sleep on The Side of a Mountain?
The Skylodge hotel suites in Peru offer a night sleeping on the side of a mountain within The Sacred Valley.
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Latin America's Best Female Chef is Roberta Sudbrack
The Brazilian chef Roberta Sudbrack, who started her career with a hotdog stand, has been picked as the best Female chef in Latin America.
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On the Great Inca Road: Andes Renaissance
Backbone of engineering projects that enabled the Inca to grow potatoes, quinoa and maize at altitudes up to 4,000 meters: today we're learning from the past.
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Chef Martin Morales Shares His Passion on Peru's Independence Day
London based chef, author restaurateur and all round advocate of Peruvian cuisine, Martin Morales explains his love of Peruvian food culture in an interview.
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Diego Muñoz: 'Biodiversity and Multiculturality, the Pillars of Peruvian Cuisine'
An exclusive video interview with chef Diego Muñoz, from 'Astrid y Gastón' restaurant in Lima, talking about Peruvuan gastronomy and his new role in the city.
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Alex Atala Reacts to Brazil’s Foie Gras Ban and Calls it ‘Absurd’
After Brazil’s largest city, Sao Paolo, has banned the production and sale of foie gras chefs will have 45 days to adapt to the new ruling.
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Cooking the Classics: Peruvian Ceviche
This dish of marinated, uncooked fish has turned into an authentic icon of Peruvian cuisine worldwide: find out history and tips to make ceviche recipe at home.
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Restaurant Cooks with Solar Ovens
A restaurant in Chile is harnessing the heat of the sun by cooking up traditional food using ten solar ovens.
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Gaston Acurio: 'Chefs Can Always Do Better'
S.Pellegrino Young Chef judge Gaston Acurio speaks about plans for restaurants in London and Paris and offers his advice to young chefs.
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A Look At Gaston Acurio's Peru: The Cookbook
Here's a video preview of Gaston Acurio's Peru: The Cookbook, which features more than 500 tempting recipes - some traditional, others with a modern twist.
Have You Tasted Yawar, Peru's "Bloodiest" Potato?
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Have You Tasted Yawar, Peru's "Bloodiest" Potato?
The Yawar is a red potato native to the Andes. After 300 years of neglect, Peruvian chef Gaston Acurio is bringing it into the spotlight.
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Marco Antonio Ganoza: "My Challenge? Refined Food for the Masses"
A chat with the 40 year old Lima-born chef, is rocking the foundations of Latin American dining in his Divina Comida restaurant of Escazù in Costa Rica.
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Regina Tchelly: A Favela Food Fight
Regina Tchelly is on a mission to revue the waste of food in the favelas of Brazil with classes that teach people to cook with skins, stalks, pips and seeds.
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A Vegetarian Heaven in Guatemala
Check out The Laguna Lodge, a eco-luxury retreat in Guatemala with what has to be one of the best located vegetarian restaurants around.
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New Michelin Guide for Brazil is Leaked Online - D.O.M Gets Two Stars
The new Michelin Guide for Brazil, covering Sao Paulo and Rio De Janeiro, has been leaked online with Alex Atala's D.O.M restaurants getting two stars.
Your Ultimate Guide To The Wines of Argentina
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Your Ultimate Guide To The Wines of Argentina
Curious about the wines of Argentina? Discover everything you ever wanted to know about South America's most famous wine region.
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Why Lima Should Be Your Next Culinary Destination
Thinking of visiting Lima? Find out what to eat when you visit this beautiful seaside city and why the food in Lima is worth a trip to Peru.
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26 Bites of Peru with Gaston Acurio
The Peruvian chef Gaston Acurio joins Fine Dining Lovers for one day only to bring you his 26 bite guide to Peru, from ceviche to sancochado.
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A Taste of Brazilian Cheese
A step inside Brazil's growing cheese movement as more and more producers look to create homegrown cheeses.
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Jayme Santos Junior and David Hertz - Food Can Change
A new video from last year's Mad Symposium. Find out how food is being used as a tool for change inside the prisons of Brazil.
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Beautiful Video Shows New Dishes from Virgilio Martinez at Central
Watch Virgilio Martinez as he plates three new dishes at his Central restaurant in Lima, number one on Latin America's 50 Best Restaurants List.
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Virgilio Martinez Explains The Philosophy Behind 'Central'
Watch Peruvian chef Virgilio Martinez explain the eco-friendly cuisine at his award-wining restaurant Central, one of the World's 50 Best Restaurants.
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In Search of the Best Food in Chile
Famous for its landscapes and wine, rather than its cuisine - a mix of Spanish, Italian, English and German flavours - Chile is also a land of food.
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Rodrigo Oliveira: "Fine Dining Can Be Inclusive"
We catch up with the Brazilian chef Rodrigo Oliveira who stepped away from a career in engineering to work at his fathers small restaurant in São Paulo.
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Gaston Acurio's Interview: "My Dream is a Small Restaurant"
FDL catch up with the Peruvian chef Gaston Acurio just days after his retirement to discuss his future projects and hear his dream of one day cooking again.
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The 'Roca-n-Roll' Tour Heads Home
An exclusive chat with The Roca Brothers on the penultimate night of their Roca'n Roll world tour, starting in Houston and ending in Peru.
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Virgilio Martinez: "Part of my future is going to be in Cusco"
We catch up with Virgilio Martinez just hours after finding out his Central restaurant has been picked as the Best Restaurants in Latin America.
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Latin America's 50 Best Restaurants 2014 - The Social Story
As the dust settles from the buzzing ceremony of Latin America's 50 Best Restaurants List 2014 we take a look at some of the social shouts from the night.
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Latin America's 50 Best Restaurants List 2014 - The Winners
Central at the top, Astrid Y Gaston second place, D.O.M. third: here is the full list of the Latin America 50 Best Restaurants 2014 as announced in Lima.
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Martinez' Central is the Best Restaurant in Latin America 2014
The Central restaurant in Lima Peru has been picked as the Best Restaurant in Latin America on Latin America's 50 Best Restaurants List.
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Dudes Turn Old Car Into A Brazilian BBQ Pit
Instead of junking an old Volkswagen, a group of friends decided to turn the car into a Brazilian barbecue pit. Watch how they did it.
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Lima, a City Tasting Tour with Chef Rafael Osterling
With the Latin America 50 Best Restaurants announced today, FDL asked chef Rafael Osterling's suggestions for a spot of informal dining in Lima, Peru.
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Gaston Acurio To Open 'Artisanal' Fast Food Restaurants
Acclaimed Peruvian chef Gaston Acurio has announced he will dip his toes into the world of gourmet fast food. Read all about his plans here.
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Gaston Acurio Steps Down From 'Astrid & Gaston'
Peruvian chef Gaston Acurio announced his retirement from his flagship restaurant 'Astrid & Gastón' through an emotional Facebook post.
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Peru Named 'Best Culinary Destination in South America'
Peru has been crowned the gastronomic capital of South America in the latest edition of the World Travel Awards.
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Osso: Way More Than a Butcher's Shop
A special dinner in Lima as FDL take a seat at a special 'Butcher's Table' feast from Peru's most exciting young butcher, Renzo Garibaldi.
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Alex Atala On Why "Water Is Like Blood"
In the latest episode of 'Through the Lens', a series hosted by iconic surfer Rob Machado, Alex Atala discusses the importance of water in nature and cooking.
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Gaston Acurio Celebrates 20 Year Anniversary with Beautiful Video
A new video from Gaston Acurio celebrating the 20 year anniversary of his flagship restaurant, Astrid y Gaston, in Lima, Peru.
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Buenos Aires Food Guide, a City Tasting Tour
Planning a trip in Buenos Aires? Here’s what you should add to your gourmet list of things to eat in the Argentinian capital, and where to get them.
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The Skol Ice Pack: The Coolest Way To Carry Beer
Behold the Skol Ice Pack, a portable block of ice designed to hold a six pack of beer. The best part? The beer stays icy cold without freezing.
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Cooking the Classics: Brazilian Churrasco
While waiting for the World Cup final, find out history and tips about a Brazilian delicacy: churrasco, barbecue most popular when served in the rodizio style.
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A Walk Into Nikkei With Chef Mitsuharu Tsumura
A meeting with chef Mitsuhuru Tsumura - a chef who serves an exciting Nikkei fine dining menu that mixes Japanese techniques with Peruvian ingredients.
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Peruvian Food Porn from Astrid y Gaston
A beautiful video that shows the three hour tasting menu at Gaston Acurio's, Astrid y Gaston, restaurant in Lima. A tasting menu shown in just two minutes.
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Brazil Nut Macarons by Alex Atala
Alex Atala offers up a World Cup inspired recipe for Brazil-nut Macarons - the perfect treat to cook for your World Cup parties.
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World Cup 2014:It's 'Foodball' Time
Vineyards in Argentina, the curse of chocolate spread, demands for fresh fruit and more. Foodball - a collision of food and football.
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Eating Altitude with Virgilio Martinez
A trip to The Sacred Valley, Peru, with chef Virgilio Martinez as he meets a cooperative of female farmers, hunts for new ingredients and dishes up altitude.
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Latin America's 50 Best Restaurants 2014
Latin America's 50 Best Restaurant will be unveiled at a ceremony in Lima, Peru, on September 3rd.
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Michelin Guide Is Expanding To Latin America
Michelin has announced it is expanding its prestigious guide to Latin America. Brazil will be the first country to have its very own Michelin Guide.
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Rio De Janeiro, A City Tasting Tour
A trip through the bustling streets of Rio De Janiero, official home of the 2014 Fifa World Cup in Brazil.
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Jefferson Rueda: "Here is My Italo Caipira Cuisine"
A chat with Jefferson Rueda, chef at Attimo restaurant in São Paulo: from his “italo caipira” cuisine to the rising of South American gastronomic scene.
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Virgilio Martinez on His New Restaurant in London
An exclusive chat with the Peruvian chef Virgilio Martinez about his new restaurant opening in London's Covent Garden, his second location in the city.
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An Interview With Helena Rizzo, World's Best Female Chef 2014
Waiting for the World's 50 Best Restaurants list to be revealed, on April 28th at the Guildhall in London, a chat with Helena Rizzo, World's Best Female Chef.
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A City Tasting Tour: Sao Paulo Food Guide
A stroll through the markets, coffee labs, restaurants and amazing views of Sao Paulo in Brazil, a place to enjoy a tasting tour like no other.
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Helena Rizzo: The World's Best Female Chef 2014
The Brazilian chef Helena Rizzo has been picked as the World's Best Female Chef ahead of the announcement of The World's 50 Best Restaurants List for 2014.
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The Kitchen Built Around A Tree
Get ready for some mad kitchen envy when you see the amazing pictures of a Peruvian 'organic' kitchen built around an existing tree.
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Gaston Acurio: "This is Just the Beginning"
A chat with the chef and ambassador of Peruvian cuisine, Gaston Acurio, about the future of gastronomy in Latin America and why this is just the beginning.
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Video Interview: Gaston Acurio at Casa Moreyra
Gaston Acurio on food in Peru, chefs as presidents, his hopes for the future of Peruvian cuisine and his latest venture, Casa Moreyra, in Lima.
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Gaston Acurio's New 'Fire Themed' Restaurant
Gaston Acurio tells FDL he plans to open a new restaurant concept in Lima that focuses on the use of fire in the kitchen.
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Mitsuharu Tsumura to Open New Restaurant in Lima
Mitsuharu Tsumura, seen by many as the modern ambassador of Nikkei cuisine, has confirmed plans to open a second restaurant in Lima opening in June 2014.
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Adrià & Other VIPs Flock To Peru For Gaston Acurio's New Restaurant
The opening of Gaston Acurio's new restaurant Astrid & Gaston Casa Moreyra in Lima will be attended by famous chefs including Ferran Adria and Joan Roca.
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17 Best Restaurants in Brazil
17 of the Best Restaurants in Brazil - rounded up and selected by The Daily Meal. Alex Atala at D.O.M in São Paulo comes out on top.
Alex Atala's Top Vegetable Cooking Tip
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Alex Atala's Top Vegetable Cooking Tip
The Brazilian chef Alex Atala has offered up one of his kitchen shortcuts with tips on how to perfectly cook peas, asparagus and other soft vegetables.
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Gaston Acurio Documentary To Debut in March
Finding Gaston, the documentary about famous Peruvian chef Gaston Acurio, is scheduled to hit the big screen March 20th. Watch a sneak peek...
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Andrew Zimmern and Gastón Acurio Hang Out In Peru
Find out what happened with Andrew Zimmern from Bizarre Foods stopped by Peru to catch up with Gastón Acurio, the country's most famous chef.
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What It's Like To Work For Alex Atala
So what's it like to work at one of the most famous restaurants in the world? Here's what Giulio Zilo has to say about working for Alex Atala at D.O.M.
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PICTURES: Astrid & Gastón's Final Tasting Menu
Check out some of the stunning dishes from the final tasting menu at Gastón Acurio's acclaimed restaurant 'Astrid & Gastón' in Lima.
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Amazing Food Porn From 'Astrid & Gastón'
Check out the amazing dishes being made at Gaston Acurio's flagship restaurant 'Astrid & Gastón' in Lima, currently the number one restaurant in Latin America.
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Alex Atala's Google Talk
The Brazilian chef Alex Atala gives a Google Talk about his work with Amazonian ingredients and the expectations of diners in Brazil.
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'El Celler De Can Roca' Pop-Up Opens in Brazil
The Roca Brothers are bringing a taste of the world's best restaurant to Brazil with an exciting 'El Celler de Can Roca' pop-up in Sao Paulo.
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Alex Atala Discusses Amazonian Ingredients
The Brazilian chef Alex Atala discusses the rise of Amazonian ingredients and how they can used to help local producers in his country.
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WATCH: Alex Atala Brings The Amazon To UCLA
Watch Alex Atala present native Amazonian ingredients during his speech at UCLA's Science and Food lecture series.
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WATCH: Gastón Acurio Talks Peru, Mistura and Future
Watch Peruvian ambassador Gaston Acurio talk extensively about his humble beginnings, food from his homeland and why he started the Mistura food festival.
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Rogerio Fasano: An Italian Family Saga in Brazil
The Brazilian Chef's family history goes back to the beginning of the last century with tales of one of the first Italian restaurants in South America.
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Peruvian Lúcuma Fruit and a Recipe for Lúcuma-Maple Ice Cream
Far up in the mountains of Northern Peru grows a caramel-flavoured fruit with creamy yellow-orange flesh and the texture of roasted sweet potatoes with avocado.
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Quinoa's New Found Gourmet Verve
Explore quinoa's gourmet possibilities with this article on Peruvian fine dining and dining out in Lima at the best restaurants in town.
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Gastón Acurio Redefines Italian Cuisine at 'Astrid y Gastón'
Peruvian chef Gastón Acurio is cooking up Italian-Peruvian fusion for his ground-breaking new tasting menu at his restaurant Astrid & Gastón in Lima.
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Meet The Three Most Influential Chefs of Peru (Video)
Watch this video from Zagat's Around the World series to learn a bit more of Peru's most influential chefs: Gastón Acurio, Virgilio Martinez and Micha Tsumura.
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Helena Rizzo: Latin America's Best Female Chef
Helena Rizzo has been picked as The Best Female Chef ahead of Latin America's 50 Best Restaurants taking place in Lima, Peru, September 4th.
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Top 8 Quotes From Alex Atala's Interview With The Guardian
Brazilian chef Alex Atala talked to The Guardian about his passion for the Amazon, Brazilian food and eating ants. Here are the top quotes from his interview.
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Lifetime Achievement for Gaston Acurio
The Peruvian chef Gaston Acurio has been awarded The Diners Club Lifetime Achievement Award ahead of Latin America's 50 Best Restaurants List on September 4th.
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Acurio, Martinez and More Celebrate Peru's Independence Day
Gaston Acurio, Virgilio Martinez and a number of Peruvian chefs share their smiles in celebrations of Peru's National day of Independence.
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Meet Psy's New Chef<br>Oppu 'Gang-Ham' Style
5-star hotels, $40,000-a-month, private jets and a trip round the world - the job description of Ricardo Caput - the new chef of the Gangnam Style star Psy.
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Gaston Acurio Is Looking For Chefs
Want to work for Gastón Acurio? Here's your chance to land the job of a lifetime.
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Wanderson Medeiros: A Chef on the Edge of Paradise
Meet Brazilian Chef Wanderson Medeiros and the work he does at Picui, his restaurant in one of the most wonderful beaches on earth
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Virgilio Martinez: It's Time for Peruvian Fine Dining in London
Meet the young Peruvian chef Virgilio Martinez, a young culinary ambassador who is planning to open London's first fine dining Peruvian restaurant.
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Peruvian Chef Virgilio Martinez To Participate in Live Chat
Want to discover what inspires Virgilio Martinez? The Peruvian chef will reveal his kitchen secrets in a live chat with fans on Friday.
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Gaston Acurio's Tanta Chicago Coming Soon
In just a few weeks, Gaston Acurio's Tanta restaurant will open in Chicago. The restaurant is just one of the many projects the chef has in the works.
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Gaston Acurio To Launch Hotel Line
Acclaimed celebrity chef Gastón Acurio has announced plans to launch hotels in his native Peru and throughout Latin America.
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November Release for New Gaston Acurio Documentary
The trailer for the new documentary Finding Gaston which follows the work of Peruvian chef Gaston Acurio has been released with a premiere expected in November.
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The Cheese Grating Business Card
A look at a range of business cards that also double as cheese graters - created by the ad agency JWT for the Brazilian cheese shop Bon Vivant.
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Fire Breaks Out In One of Gaston Acurio's Restaurants
Peruvian chef Gaston Acurio's culinary empire had a minor setback yesterday when one of his restaurants in Chile caught on fire, luckily no one was injured.
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Noma Co-Founder Opens Restaurant in Bolivia
The co-founder of Noma, three times voted the world's best restaurant, has opened a new venture in Bolivia - called Gusto it will operate as a social enterprise
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Alex Atala Awarded For 'Making A Difference'
Superstar Brazilian chef Alex Atala, who ranks fourth on the World's 50 Best Restaurants list, has received an award for making a difference in his homeland.
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A Food Map of Restaurants in Buenos Aires
A food map of Buenos Aires with some tips and suggestions on where to eat in Argentina's capital city.
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Cancun's Riviera Maya Food Fest (Photos)
All eyes were on Cancun this weekend as it celebrated the 2nd annual Riviera-Maya Food Festival with great chefs including Massimo Bottura and Enrique Olvera.
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Latin American Street Foods
This chart from The Truth About Street look at the street food eating habits of people throughout Latin America
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Gorgeous Vertical Garden Made From Plastic Bottles
A sea of recycled plastic bottles were transformed into an amazing vertical urban garden in Brazil.
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Watch Out for Chef Alex Atala's Rising Star
Brazilian chef Alex Atala has steadily climbed the culinary ladder, watch out for him in 2013, what will he achieve next?
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World's Largest Fried Rice Breaks Guinness Record
The world's largest batch of fried rice was cooked in Costa Rica to celebrate the Chinese New Year
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The Super Shiny Tea Pot
A look at a designer tea pot from Brazil - made from highly polished stainless steel and costing $300
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Jose Andres Discovers The Beauty of Haiti (Video)
Famous chef and globetrotter José Andrés fell in love with Haiti and he thinks you'll like it too. Watch this video and see for yourself
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Edible Burger Wrappers
A Brazilian burger chain has launched a range of edible burger packaging, claiming their burgers taste so good customers can't wait to unwrap them
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Semana Mesa 2012
A reportage from Sao Paulo, Brazil, on Semana Mesa 2012 Read the art
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Alex Atala To Open Bar in 2013
Brazilian superstar chef Alex Atala will open a bar called Riviera in a historic neighborhood in Sao Paulo next year
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Semana Mesa 2012: Quotes from Brazil
From Brooklyn to Sao Paulo, world cuisine reunited at Semana Mesa, this year's focus was on local produce and the environment in the Americas
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Enjoy A Special Dinner with Chef Enrique Olvera
Enrique Olvera, one of Mexico's most renown chefs, is taking his culinary skills to Venezuela where he will prepare two very special dinners
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Argentina: 20,000 Restaurants Nix Salt Shakers
More than 20,000 restaurants in Buenos Aires have banned salt shakers from their tables in an attempt to help lower the city's climbing rate of hypertension
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Are Ripert and Bourdain Launching a Chocolate Bar?
It seems that Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert are set to launch a new range of chocolate called Good &amp; Evil
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Beautiful Wine Shop Design In Brazil
A look at the beautifully designed Mistral wine store in Sao Paulo Brazil
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Mistura 2012, Food Festival in Peru
A gallery from 2012 edition of Mistura, the yearly Peruvian food festival.
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Mistura 2012: The Peruvian Food Festival In Pics And Quotes
A glimpse of this year's Mistura Festival in Peru with pictures, quotes and themes to emerge from the wonderfully vibrant food festival
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Pictures: Gastón Acurio's New Dishes
A glimpse of the new dishes at Gastón Acurio's acclaimed Peruvian restaurant Astrid &amp; Gastón
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"Brazilian Food For A New Citizenship" | Interview With Alex Atala
Alex Atala is Brazil's most recognized che
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Chef Alex Atala: "Brazilian Food For A New Citizenship"
An exclusive video interview with the Brazilian chef about the role of food in his country and the ingredients from Amazon he's using in his cuisine
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Chocolate Diamond Anyone?
A Jewelry company has created a range of chocolate diamonds made from cocoa beans grown in Bolivia.
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The Chef with Some Surprises
The Venezuelan master chef who set up a company and pledged to surprise customer with his unique flavor combination's
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Brazil | Giant Fish Sculptures Made From Plastic Bottles
Artists in Rio di Janeiro gave new life to thousands of discarded plastic bottles by turning them in giant fish sculptures by the sea
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Gluten Free Banana Pasta Anyone?
Scientists in Brazil claim to have produced a gluten free pasta after turning green bananas into flour and then pasta
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In The Heart Of Wine With Relais & Châteaux
From Napa Valley to the legendary cellars of St. Emilion in France, South Africa and Argentina, discover some of the world's finest wine routes
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Wine With A View, Visit A Wine Tower In Chile
For an unforgettable visit to a vineyard, head to Chile. That's where you can climb a tower overlooking rolling hills of vineyards in the Central Valley
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Juice Cartons Made From Fruit
Food Advertising strikes again with these juice cartons made from fruit, that's fruits forced to grow in the shape of a carton, strange but true
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A unique appetizer by the famous Brazilian chef Alex Atala from D.O.M. restaurant: an oyster recipe served with translucent marinated tapioca balls
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Bring A Bit Of Jamaica To Your Plate With Bbq Jerk Chicken
Jamaica's national dish of spicy jerk barbecue chicken is guaranteed to spice up your day
What is Ceviche and is it The Next Sushi?
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What is Ceviche and is it The Next Sushi?
What is Ceviche? With ceviche bars opening all around the world FDL investigates the Peruvian fish dish and asks if we're looking at the next sushi?
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Latin Wave: the World Takes Note
Latin countries – from Central and South America to Spain – are shaping and innovating the way the world eats and FDL pays tribute to this new gourmet wave
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Food and Art at Studio SC by Sergio Coimbra
In the photographic studio created by Sergio Coimbra in Sao Paulo, chefs showcase their work with tasting menus as part of the artistict concept.
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Food Art: Pinar Yolacan's Meat Dresses
The Turkish photographer and artist Pinar Yolaçan uses raw food as a recurring, provocative theme in all her work: here is a selection of images from Maria a
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Food Art: 'Maria' Photo Project by Artist Pinar Yolaçan
Shot on the Brazilian Island of Ithaparica, Bahia, Maria is a project carrying the name of Pinar Yolaçan.
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Food Art: Interview with Raw Food Artist Pinar Yolaçan
Watch portraits, people and food come to life in this amazing food photography by the Turkish artist, Pinar Yolaçan
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Semana Mesa Conference in Brazil
This year, more than 11,000 foodies attended the Semana Mesa conference in Sao Paulo, a celebration of Brazilian food which is becoming one of the hot new cu
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Semana Mesa 2011: Report from the Congress in Brazil | Gallery
This year, more than 11,000 foodies attended the Semana Mesa conference in Sao Paulo, a celebration of Brazilian food. Special guests: the top Italian chefs
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Pachacútec, a Cookery School in the Desert of Peru
Just a two-hour drive away from Lima, the Pachacútec Culinary Institute is a project that lies close to chef Gaston Acurio’s heart
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A Train Ride with Chef Gastón Acurio | Interview
In the luxurious dining car of the train Hiram Bingham, by Orient-Express, FDL conducted an exclusive interview with Peru’s ambassador of taste, Gastón Acurio
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Mistura Festival 2011 in Peru: More Than Just Food
160,000 dishes, 500,000 loaves of artisan bread, 8 tons of fruit, and 500 litres of pisco sour in just 10 days? It must be the Mistura Festival, Gastón Acurio,
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What is Pachamanca? Discover the Secret of the Incas
How to prepare a traditional Peruvian dish cooked under the soil, as a symbol of the relationship with Mother Earth
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Chefs' G9: a Gastro-Social Manifesto
The best chefs in the world met in Lima, Perù, to discuss the role of chefs in the world. The result? An open letter to the chefs of tomorrow