At Cafe Clock in the Fes Morocco medina, the ancient, maze like walled part of the city, British restauranteur Mike Richardson has discovered what he calls the perfect meat for burgers: camel. I tried the burger recently and surprisingly, it was excellent. Served with purple onion, tomato, a slice of… Read More →
Cusco, once a culinary wasteland, is increasingly becoming a high watermark of Peruvian cuisine. No other places in the Andes apart from maybe Quito, Ecuador has such an impressive gastronomic scene. While restaurants like Bistrot 370 are redefining the city, outside in the Sacred Valley where things have always been a little bit more laid back.
I’ve been on an Amazon kick lately, partly because I’m headed in the region briefly next week, but also because I have long been fascinated by Amazon exploration. New York based David Grann, a not too adventurous writerly type, goes to Brazil in search of the remains of the legendary explorer P.H. Fawcett, a man considered to be the most famous of all Amazon explorers…
-Two girls infatuated with the Che image have launched a website spotting, well, the Che image. -Dan Saltzmen at the NYtimes sips mezcal in Mexico. -Gastón Acurio’s new anticucheria in Lima, Panchita, has opened. -A new Photo book on Machu Picchu, Stone Offerings: Machu Picchu’s Terraces of Enlightenment, as been… Read More →
Iquitos, Peru is the largest city in the world not connected by roads. The capital of Peru’s northern Amazon rainforest sits on the Rio Ucayali, not far from where it meets with the Amazon River. The city was officially founded on Jan. 5, 1864 by the Peruvian Navy, however, the Spanish conquistadors were in the area as early as 1542, and numerous native tribes were there well before that.