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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
Mistura 2012, Food Festival in Peru
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Mistura 2012, Food Festival in Peru
A gallery from 2012 edition of Mistura, the yearly Peruvian food festival.And if you want to know more about the event and get some exclusive quotes, don't m
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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.
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!
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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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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.
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.
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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.
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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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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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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.
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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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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.
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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Watch Momento in The Andes
Take a look back at Momento, a unique event organised by Virgilio Martinez in the Andes of Peru.
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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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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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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.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.
Peruvian Food Porn from Astrid y Gaston
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.
Gaston Acurio's Tanta Chicago Coming Soon
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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.
Are Ripert and Bourdain Launching a Chocolate Bar?
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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 & Evil
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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 & Gastón
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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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
What is Pachamanca? Discover the Secret of the Incas
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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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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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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