A great Basque task

(The Independent) “It’s a bit weird to be compared with Jamie Oliver,” says Xanty Elias, who recently received the Basque Culinary World Prize 2021 for his work addressing childhood obesity in his native Spain. “But we both want to change the mindset that isn’t just about fighting obesity but using gastronomy as a positive tool.” […]

Brewing Change in the Land of Grapes — Chachingo Craft Beer in Mendoza, Argentina

(Good Beer Hunting) To most ears, “Mendoza” conjures snowy Andean peaks, high-elevation vineyards, and oceans of Malbec. Its name is imbued with a wildness, as well as indulgence. Here, everything revolves around grapes: 70% of Argentina’s top vintages are produced in this central-western province, which is roughly the size of Illinois.  So how—and why—would anyone […]

A Local’s Guide to Argentina

Baker Francisco Seubert on biking in Buenos Aires and the towns to hit outside the city. (Condé Nast Traveler) Besides heading three panaderías—his starter dough is the yeasty foundation to many a Buenos Aires restaurant’s bread basket—sourdough specialist Francisco Seubert of Atelier Fuerza also loves a collaboration. His recent projects include opening spin-offs at F4 Esquina steakhouse and Mercat Villa Crespo, and […]

A Local’s Guide to Chile

(Condé Nast Traveler) Vigneron Leonardo Erazo Lynch is a terroir and sustainable-viticulture champion who creates vintages from 100-year-old bush vines cultivated in the volcanic soils of Chile’s southern Itata province, celebrating under-appreciated varieties such as Cinsault and Carignan. A leading light in South America’s natural-wine movement, he honed his experience in South Africa’s Swartland and Mendoza […]