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 →
FOOD + DRINK
Every so often, one comes a dish or a restaurant that is a perfect reflection of place. A bowl of rustic green chile stew with a folded flour tortilla on the side, for example, is a perfect reflection of its northern New Mexico context. It taps into not just local… Read More →
With Gustu already making waves in La Paz, Bolivia, it’s important to note that the Andean country has plenty to work with. There are already several important gourmet products already coming out of Bolivia: 1.) Singani: Most don’t even realize Bolivia produce wine and spirits. The Melting Pot Foundation hopes… 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.
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.
While ceviche was likely born in Peru and traveled up and down the Pacific coast of South America and into Central America, few realize that is actually quite common in the islands of the South Pacific. While preparations vary considerably from island to island, the flavors of the Pacific Rim are clearly evident. One in particular: coconut milk.
I’ve never been a fan of chicha de jora. I have tried it dozens of times, but it always tastes a bit skunky. The only time I can manage to stomach an entire glass is in Cuzco’s picanterias, where they add strawberries to it, and call it frutillada. Chicha de… Read More →
At Hotelier, a small hotel on Las Pocitas beach in Mancora, Javier Ocampo, the son of now retired TV chef Teresa Ocampo, becomes excited whenever anyone wants to chat about Peruvian food. In the mornings he goes spear fishing, later serving what he catches. At least once a week he… Read More →
While Tiradito is a Nikkei invention (Japanese Peruvian), it’s not only a Nikkei dish anymore. Tiradito is served in some form – usually several – in nearly every cevicheria in Peru. A cousin to ceviche, tiradito is more thinly sliced, much like sashimi.
With more Peruvian restaurants in New York City comes more Peruvian cocktails. With more Peruvian cocktails comes more happy hours at Peruvian restaurants. Here are my recommendations.