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The Week in Bites<br>8th March 2015

The Week in Bites
8th March 2015

This week at Fine Dining Lovers we brought you Gaston Acurio's 26 favorite foods from Peru, tips on shopping for cheese and fun A-to-Z guide to spelt.

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ACURIO'S PERUVIAN PICKS

This week at Fine Dining Lovers we kicked things off with a bang thanks to Peruvian chef Gaston Acurio. The acclaimed culinary master contributed a column called 26 Bites of Peru in which he highlights his favorite foods from his home country.

So what does the chef recommend? Classics like ceviche, quinoa and chocolate made the cut but also Amazonian delicacies and sublime seafood caught along country's extensive coast line. Read the full scoop to find out more.

A GUIDE FOR CHEESE LOVERS

Our appetite this week also included cheese, thus we were inspired to bring you the ultimate shopping guide for cheese lovers.

What should you look for in a cheese? Which qualities are must haves? How should you store cheese after you bring it home? Get all the answers before heading to your local cheese shop.

SPELT FROM A TO Z

This week we also discovered 26 things we didn't know about spelt, an ancient grain that is gaining popularity thanks to vegan and vegetarian cuisine.

Did you know that spelt was a staple in Ancient Rome and is considered the 'caviar of cereals'? Or that it is higher in protein but lower in calories than all other grains? Don't miss these other fun facts about spelt.

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