Recently I attended a small demonstration put on by Avocados from Mexico that showcased a handful of odd and interesting things you can do with avocados. Mixologist Junior Merino was there making avocado cocktails, which were surprisingly excellent. The biggest impression I was left with was the guacamole. While guac… Read More →
A few hours north of São Paulo in the hills outside the alpine like town of Campos do Jordão, some opf the most creative Brazilian fare is being served at an ultra exclusive lodge restaurant called Mina surrounded by reclaimed wood giant walls of glass in the middle of 700 acres of Atlantic rainforest at the hotel and spa Botanique.
Cooking with fire is the oldest form of cooking. Cave people did it. At the end of 2012 I found my self in Stockholm, Sweden at Niklas Ekstedt’s newly Michelin starred restaurant Ekstedt. Rather than focusing attention entirely on Nordic ingredients like every other of the moment restaurant in Scandinavia,… Read More →
Chef Rey Guerrero has become something of an ambassador of the cuisine of Colombia’s Pacific coast in Bogota with his restaurant Rey Guerrero Pescaderia Gourmet. Arroz Tumbacatre is a sort of Arroz con Mariscos (seafood rice) hailing from the region. Here’s Guerrero’s recipe… RECIPE: Arroz Tumabacatre Ingredients: -30 prawns, peeled… Read More →
I have spent a great deal of time traveling around Colombia and would consider myself something of an expert on the food there, though the food of Colombia’s Pacific coast is a big hole for me. The region is rather remote, undeveloped and home to no major cities unless you… Read More →
Tiny Central American nation of El Salvador is in the process of shedding its civil war strewn image for a beach one. The center of the country’s blossoming tourist scene is the laidback region of La Libertad’s Balsamo Coast, a 20-mile string of black sand beaches and fishing villages and one of Central America’s top surf spots. The most visited destination is the backpacker and surfer haunts of Playa El Tunco, Sunzal and Bocana.