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El Camino Brings Texas-Style 
BBQ To Santiago, Chile

[Juan Martin Cabrejos]

Old World To New: Inside Lima
Microbrewery Nuevo Mundo

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DOCS: A Primer On The Cuisine
Of Minas Gerais, Brazil

Pepe Mujica Is (Not) Opening An Organic Grocery Chain (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

Mujiqueria

Consider us disappointed, if not at least slightly intrigued. This past Monday, as Pepe Mujica was handing over the presidency of Uruguay after what many consider to have been a benchmark run, satirical news site Actualidad Panamericana announced that the former commander in chief would be opening a line of organic groceries. Dubbed Mujiquerías, they would offer “wholistic, organic, natural, self-sustaining and self-grown” products. Throw a “hipster” in there, and you’ve got yourself an ironic, non-true post. Untrue or not, at least for now, it’s not so far out of the realm of possibility. 

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Buenos Aires Could Be One Step Closer To Legalizing Food Trucks (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

[El Puesto de Fabio / Facebook]

[El Puesto de Fabio / Facebook]

There’s good news for street food fanatics in Buenos Aires. A new law has been presented to the city’s legislature that would make food trucks legal, and able to operate independently of festivals and other events. The law was presented by Francisco Quintana, and states that the local government would be able to establish rules and other norms for the sale of food from food trucks.

Per the law, the trucks couldn’t hold a permanent place, and their license would be for one year, with the ability to renew. Owners would be required to pay a monthly fee for use of a public space, and would have to pay taxes like any other restaurant, which would allow for more regulation amongst the trucks. Speaking of the proposed law, Quintana said, “With this initiative we are looking to create a business model that is favorable both for the producers and the consumers of gastronomy.” 

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San Pellegrino’s Young Chef 2015 Lat Am Finalist Will Be Chosen Today (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

Screen Shot 2015-03-04 at 11.42.12 AMFor one lucky chef from Latin America, today is going to be a big day. Right now in São Paulo, chefs Mitsuharu Tsumura of Maido  (Lima), Alex Atala of D.O.M. (São Paulo), and Jorge Vallejo of Quintonil (Mexico), are judging the dishes of the ten semi-finalists who are competing to represent the region at the San Pellegrino Young Chef finals, which will be held in June in Milan. Via social media, the well-known chefs have said that the competition is stiff, and that each of the competitors has a good chance of winning. We’ll keep you posted as soon as we know who’ll be heading to the finals.

Para uno chef afortunado de America Latina, hoy será un gran dia. Ahora mismo en São Paulo, los chefs Mitsuharu Tsumura de Maido (Lima), Alex Atala de D.O.M. (São Paulo), y Jorge Vallejo de Quintonil (Mexico D.F.), están jurando los platos de los diez semi-finalistas que están competiendo para representar la región en la final de San Pellegrino Young Chef, que pasará en junio en Milan. A traves de las redes sociales, cada de los chefs prominentes ha dicho que la competencia es fuerte, y que cada de los competidores tiene la oportunidad de ganar. Les mantendremos informados tan pronto como sepamos quien va al gran final.

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From Old World To New: Inside Lima Microbrewery Nuevo Mundo (ES)

By Anna Virkama de Cabrejos

[Juan Martin Cabrejos]

[Juan Martin Cabrejos]

On a Friday night in February, a small group of beer enthusiasts had gathered inside of a microbrewery in Lima’s Surquillo neighborhood. Yann Lemaire, one of the founders of Nuevo Mundo Cervecería, was there to walk the group through different processes of beer making, from the selection of the malts to mashing, adding of water and hops, fermentation and finally the much anticipated beer tasting.

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What’s Going On

La Fabbrica | Bogotá, Colombia

La Fabbrica | Bogotá, Colombia

Top 10 Islands – South America [Trip Advisor]
The World’s Next Big Wine Regions [Bloomberg]
Argentina and the Academy Awards: Best Foreign Film Nominations [LAN]
26 Bites Of Peru With Gastón Acurio [Fine Dining Lovers]
The Peruvian Protegé Of Gastón Acurio [Dining Out Miami]
How to Get From Ezeiza International Airport to Buenos Aires [Parrilla Tour]
Chile: Desert Revival [New Zealand Herald]
8 Things You Didn’t Know About Rio De Janeiro [Select Latin America]
Stop Adding Oil To Your Pasta [FWx]
AA Gill On The Hipsters Of Colombia [Sunday Times]

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Here’s Three Short Films About El Celler De Can Roca’s Lat Am Tour (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

[BBVA / Celler de Can Roca]

[BBVA / Celler de Can Roca]

After announcing early last month that they would once again be heading out on tour later in 2015, the Roca Brothers have started to release stories and short films about last year’s tour. At February’s Berlinale, they released Cooking Up A Tribute, a film that captured the experience that changed not only the three brothers and the lives of their whole team, but also the students, waiters, and everyone else that helped along the way. Many are saying these tours could change the future of fine dining. There isn’t a lot of argument to suggest otherwise.

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Texas BBQ Lands In Santiago When El Camino Opens This Wednesday

By Patrick Hieger

[El Camino]

[El Camino]

With a string of highly anticipated openings that included 99, D.O., and Las Cabras, which all pay homage to classic Chilean cooking and the best local ingredients, 2014 was a year of innovation that gave food fanatics a whole new reason to visit Santiago. Now with summer over and school back in session, 2015 can officially begin. And with El Camino bringing Texas barbecue and a whole lot of smoke to Barrio Italia when they open this Wednesday, March 4, it looks like it’s going to be a great year. 

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Montevideo In A Glass, Bartending Art Begins Tomorrow At Jockey Club (ES)

By Majo Lois

[Jockey Club]

[Jockey Club]

As the summer winds down, the action in Uruguay will once again turn its focus towards Montevideo. The season kicks off with a premiere event, Bartending Art, a cycle that will bring together the masters of cocktails from throughout Latin America in the mythical, and recently remodeled, Jockey Club. Together with the cocktail experts, each night of the cycle will feature various plastic, musical, and visual arts to add a nice cultural touch to the evening.
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