Leonor Espinosa puts Colombia on the global culinary map as The World’s Best Female Chef 2022

(The World’s 50 Best Restaurants) Leonor Espinosa’s mission goes well beyond applying haute-cuisine techniques to Colombian ingredients. The chef’s ‘ciclo-bioma’ philosophy uses gastronomy as an impetus for social and economic development in indigenous and Afro-Colombian communities – and her mission is now being more widely recognised. Recent accolades include her restaurant Leo in Bogotá, Colombia, […]

El argentino Nicanor Vieyra está al frente de Olluco, el nuevo restaurante de Virgilio Martínez en Moscú

(La Nación/Lugares) La falta de recursos económicos le impidió completar sus estudios en el instituto gastronómico, pero una abundancia de pasión por la cocina llevó a Nicanor Vieyra hasta Moscú, Rusia. En noviembre, el chef porteño finalmente abrirá Olluco. Es el jefe de cocina del flamante restaurante peruano que forma parte del grupo gastronómico del reconocido chef Virgilio Martínez. […]

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 […]