The chorrillana, Valparaiso, Chile’s contribution to junk food, could only have been invented somewhere like Casino Social J Cruz Martinez. The bar is the exact definition of a Chilean picada: a hole, dive bar, or greasy spoon.
Who says that whining can’t lead to good things? “I’m bored” turned into a backyard exploration and discovery of a place I’d no idea existed. I’ll back up just a bit to let you know I’m in Curitiba, Brazil, a semi-permanent home or the closest thing a nomad can come… Read More →
Cuenca’s Easter soup, fanesca, is considered by many to be the best in Latin America and it is a tradition among Cuencanos to have at least one bowl of it during Holy Week.
It was only just November when this quaint Danish restaurant opened in New York City’s TriBeCa neighborhood. “Until recently, the open sandwich tradition of Denmark – known as smørrebrød – was not a thing that ambitious chefs or fashionable restaurants would put on their menus,” highlighted by Kasper Fogh Hansen of HonestCooking.com. That was the case until an up-and-coming Danish chef initiated an advocacy to save and promote what would be Denmark’s contribution to the culinary world. Hansen puts it straightforward, “smørrebrød is back in fashion in Copenhagen” and now, in New York.
Gustu, a restaurant and cooking school from Noma co-founder Claus Meyer will open in La Paz, Bolivia this year.
Whenever I arrive to Cartagena, Colombia, after the hot, sticky cab ride from the airport, all I can think about is that I need something cold and refreshing to drink. In many cases a limonada de coco is waiting for me at check in at whatever hotel I’m checking into. It’s the unofficial welcome drink of Cartagena.
A quinta in Cuzco is like a huarique in Lima. It is a simple, traditional restaurant that provides regional dishes at local prices. As much as Cuzco has grown and become a global city and home to dozens of massive hotels, the old Cuzco has become more and more obscure. Still if you take a few steps off the beaten tourist paths there are still a few of genuine lunch only quintas to be found.