Huancayo is the capital of Peru’s Junín region and one of the most tourist friendly Andean towns in Peru. It is best known for the Maté Burrilado, a hand carved gourd found sold all across Peru, and for the spicy potato dish, Papas a la Huancaina.
In Bogotá’s historic La Candelaria district, home of grand cathedrals and fine museums like the Museo Botero, you wouldn’t expect a fine dining, Southern – that’s US Southern – style restaurant. Yet Anderson’s is just that. It sits amidst a small strip of several other restaurants on Avenida 6, not far from La Candelaria’s Hotel de la Opera and major tourist attractions like the Garcia-Marquez Cultural Center. The chef of Anderson’s is a Nebraska native who came to Bogotá to study English, married a local girl, and never left.
– As Trees Fall in the Amazon, Fears That Tribes Won’t Be Heard – NYTimes.com – Surfacing – The Macarena Neighborhood of Bogotá – NYTimes.com. –In a long, drawn out dispute, Chevron has been ordered to pay $27 billion for its role in contamination of the Amazon Rainforest in Ecuador…. Read More →
Whenever there’s any talk of cevicheria’s in Lima, usually someone mentions Pescados Capitales. The name means Capital Fish, which is a play on the phrase Capital Sins (Sins in Spanish is pecados, which sounds almost like pescados). The menu, which is ginormous, is arranged around capital sins such as Greed, Gluttony, Vain, Ire, Envy, and others.
On a cold, wet winter day in Old Lyon, wind was ripping across the River Saône, and I came to the this crepe stand with steam coming off of the griddle.
A historic biscuit factory turned sleek foodie hangout with high priced epicurean treats, big name eateries, and tasteful shops and cafes. It’s a convenient Westside stop for the gourmand, but not a must see New York attraction by any means.
–Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations debuts the new Summer season with an episode of Chile. He stays at the Cliffs Preserve Patagonia, one of my favorite hotels in the world, which I reviewed in 2008 for Luxury Latin America. -Travel & Leisure magazine releases its annual Hotlist. Only two South American… Read More →
While much of the rest of the world tends to lump all Latin American food together under the title of Mexican, this region is one of the most biodiverse places on the planet and what constitutes as food varies more here than any other place I know of.
Tiempo Santo, or Holy Time, is when god comes down off his pedestal and cannot see the sins of man. On Good Friday, after acknowledging the crucifixion of Christ, the townspeople begin a festival of decadence where, since Jesus is gone, all sins cannot be seen until he rises again on Easter Sunday.
On the stretch of road along Lago de Yojoa – Honduras’ largest natural lake an a fine bird watching spot (actually one of the best on earth), on the San Pedro Sula-Tegucigalpa highway, there’s a line of about 40 small restaurants all serving the same thing: a lake fish fried whole with skin and head served with a side of fried plantains. Pickled onions sit on a jar on the table. The style of cooking/dish is known throughout Honduras as “Estilo de Yojoa.”