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Leonor Espinosa (full name Espinosa De La Ossa) is a self-taught chef and considered one of the leading culinary talents in the world.
Best Sommelier Americas 2022
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Best Sommelier of the Americas 2022
Twenty of the best sommeliers from across North, Central and South America will compete in this challenging competition for a chance of qualifying for the ultimate 'Best Sommelier of the World' competition. Find out more.
Noam Kostucki Gender Fluid Chef
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Noam Kostucki: 'My Food Represents Me Completely'
Noam Kostucki is a gender-fluid chef in Costa Rica who creates a queer cuisine that's an expression of unconventional identity. Read about their journey in both identity and food.
Narda Lepes
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Narda Lepes Named Latin America’s Best Female Chef 2020
Narda Lepes has been named Latin America’s Best Female Chef for 2020, and will be honoured at the virtual countdown of the list of Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants 2020, sponsored by S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna, on 3 December.
Rio de Janiero
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Brazil Flavors: Lasai Restaurant, Rio de Janeiro
Discover what happens when Sao Paolo flavours meet Rio de Janeiro cooking when chef Rafa Costa e Silva takes on ingredients from Lui
A view inside Evvai restauran
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Brazil Flavors: Luiz Filipe Souza from Evvai
A new ingredient-swap dinner series begins in Brazil. First up is Luiz Filipe from Evvai in Sao Paolo, who has been challenged to cook a dish with ingredients from Felipe Schaedler of Banzeiro in Manaus.
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Evens Lopez is the Fine Dining Lovers Food for Thought Award winner for the North West Europe region.
Ciro Watanabe
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Latin American Chefs Pay Tribute to Ciro Watanabe
The world of gastronomy is in mourning after the passing of Peruvian chef Ciro Watanabe who passed away in Lima last weekend due to complications surrounding stomach surgery.
Brazil Chef Corona Virus
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Brazil's Chefs Unite to Defend Their Industry
United they stand, divided they will fall: in a coordinated action, the likes of which has never been seen before in Brazil, the country’s chefs and restaurant owners have come together to succesfully pressure their government to provide emergency aid to the hospitality industry.
Alex Atala
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D.O.M. turns 20: "I can't explain how we kept on for so long"
Brazilian chef Alex Atala talks about the landmark of reaching 20 years with his acclaimed restaurant D.O.M. and the future of gastronomy in the upcoming decades.
Coral de Cacao
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Why Lima is hotter than ever
The consolidation of Peruvian cuisine shows that not only famous chefs are doing their thing: a new local scene is blooming with new concepts in Peru's liveliest city.